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The Academy Celebrates The 86th Oscar Nominees With Luncheon; Official Class Photo Is Here

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86th Oscars®, Nominees Luncheon, Group Photo
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More than 150 Oscar Nominees came together on Monday, February 10, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs welcomed the large crowd with, “What a remarkable year for film it’s been.”

During the afternoon all the nominees posed for the annual class photo. Click on the photo above for giant sized look.

Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and Meryl Streep attended the pre-Oscars event. Supporting Actor and Actress nominees Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts and June Squibb also joined in the celebratory lunch.

All five nominees in the Directing category, Alfonso Cuarón, Steve McQueen, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell and Martin Scorsese, were there.

The Academy made sure movie fans were in on the day’s events with constant updates on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Here’s a seating chart –

Front row seated: Eric Reynolds, Eric Warren Singer, Oliver Tarney, Eric Saindon, Max Lang, Dana Brunetti, Craig Borten, Michael Semanick, Steven Price, Lauren MacMullen, Aldruitha Lee, Patrick Tubach, Erik Nash, Robert Lopez, Robbie Brenner, Tracey Seaward, Robin Matthews, Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Front row standing: Caitrin Rogers, Crispin Struthers, Malcolm Clarke, Greg Orloff, Joey McFarland, Gabrielle Tana, Zachary Heinzerling, Ben Grossmann, Guy Williams, Joel Harlow, Vincent Landay, Beau Borders, Gene Serdena, Richard Hymns, Paolo Sorrentino, Mark Sanger, David Shirk, Richard Suckle, Anthony Katadas, Chris Burdon, Gary Brozenich, Nicolas Reed, Bono

Second Row: Richard Rowley, Spike Jonze, Chris Sanders, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Michael Wilkinson, Albert Bergen, Hany Abu-Assad, K.K. Barrett, William Butler, Peter F. Kurland, Rosie Goodwin, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Burt Dalton, Ethan Hawke, Martin Pensa, Steve McQueen, Jeremy Scahill, Melisa Wallack, Martin Scorsese, Dorothy McKim, Anders Walter, Alexandre Desplat, Glenn Freemantle, Charles Roven, Jan Lachauer, Mike Prestwood Smith

Third Row: Andy Koyama, Chris Lawrence, Megan Ellison, Alexander Payne, Joe Letteri, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Jonathan Gordon, Baldwin Li, Peter Del Vecho, Adam Stockhausen, Christopher Rouse, Alice Baker, Jared Leto, Mark Taylor, Selma Vilhunen, Jay Cassidy, Julie Delpy, Chris Renaud, June Squibb, Phedon Papamichael, Wylie Stateman, Bradley Cooper, Felix van Groeningen, Mark Gill, Jeffrey Karoff, Jeff Pope, David Brownlow, Joshua Oppenheimer, Chris Buck, Alexandre Espigares

Fourth Row: Tim Webber, Thomas Vinterberg, Terence Winter, Thomas Newman, Roger A. Deakins, Andy Nicholson, Neil Courbold, Kristine Belson, Paul Anderson, Ron Yerxa, Jehane Noujaim, Alan Baumgarten, Billy Ray, David Heyman, Kim Magnusson, Cate Blanchett, Esteban Crespo, John Ridley, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Jonah Hill, Stephen Prouty, Kirsikka Saari, Tim Alexander, Jennifer Lee, Joanne Woollard, Barkhad Abdi, Richard Linklater, Joe Walker, Edgar Barens, David Clayton

Fifth Row: Michael De Luca, Sandra Bullock, Edson Williams, Philippe Le Sourd, Amy Adams, Kirk DeMicco, Alfonso Cuaron, Daniel Sousa, Karen O, Leonardo DiCaprio, Karim Amer, John Mac McMurphy, Dan Sudick, Lupita Nyong’o, Chris Meledandri, Pharrell Williams, Judy Becker, Bob Nelson, Meryl Streep, David O. Russell, Rachel Winter, Christopher Boyes, Bruce Dern, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve Coogan, Steve Boeddeker, Dan Golden, Morgan Neville, Christian Bale, Jason Cohen

For more highlights from the day, read Deadline’s inside report from Pete Hammond HERE.

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Some background info on this years nominees.  In the acting categories, eight individuals are first-time nominees (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto, Sally Hawkins, Lupita Nyong’o, June Squibb). Seven of the nominees are previous acting winners (Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts).

With her Best Picture nominations for American Hustle and Her, Megan Ellison becomes the first woman and only the fourth person to receive two Best Picture nominations in the same year (since 1951, when individual producers were first cited in the nomination). Previous producers to have done so are Francis Ford Coppola and Fred Roos (The Godfather Part II and The Conversation, 1974) and Scott Rudin (The Social Network and True Grit, 2010).

Check out these additional photos from the afternoon.

86th Oscars®, Nominees Luncheon

Oscar nominees June Squibb and Bruce Dern.

86th Oscars®, Nominees Luncheon

Oscar nominees Lupita Nyong’o and Joe Walker

86th Oscars®, Nominees Luncheon

Oscar nominees Anthony Katagas and Steve McQueen.

Oscar voting begins Friday, February 14, the Scientific and Technical Awards will be held Saturday, February 15, Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday, February 25, and a week full of events starts in Los Angeles on February 25.

Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on ABC.

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