OSCAR® NOMINEES HONORED AT ACADEMY LUNCHEON
More than 175 Oscar® nominees came together at noon on Monday, February 5, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.
Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Timothée Chalamet, Sally Hawkins, Daniel Kaluuya, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep attended the pre-Oscars® event. Supporting Actor and Actress nominees Mary J. Blige, Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney, Richard Jenkins, Laurie Metcalf, Sam Rockwell and Octavia Spencer also joined the celebratory lunch.
All five nominees in the Directing category – Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele and Christopher Nolan – attended as well. There are 200 nominees and five countries represented in this year’s class.
The 90th Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.