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Oscar nominees celebrate storied status at annual luncheon

07 February 2018

Another hallmark of the Oscar Nominees Luncheon are speeches. Above: Watch academy governor Laura Dern introduce the nominees individually as they assemble for this historic photo. She has been shortlisted in the Documentary Feature category for her film Faces Places. Among these were all five nominees for Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson ("Phantom Thread"), Guillermo del Toro ("The Shape of Water"), Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird"), Christopher Nolan ("Dunkirk"), and Jordan Peele ("Get Out").

Agnes Varda, aged 89, is the oldest Oscar nominee in history. Most of the acting nominees will also be on hand at the private, untelevised gathering. Part of the luncheon includes the yearly class photo (shown here), which brings together the entire crop of Oscar nominees to commerorate their achievements.

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Oscar nominees celebrate storied status at annual luncheon