Oscar Nominees Daniel, Dee, Bryant and Blige attend annual luncheon

Missing was Frances McDormand, Christopher Plummer and Denzel Washington, who holds the record for the most Oscar nominated black actor.

More than 175 Oscar nominees attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ luncheon at the Beverly Hilton.

An annual event, the Oscars Nominee luncheon is a chance to meet fellow nominees and hear from important speakers in the film-making community. Academy President John Bailey spoke at the event, which was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif on Monday.

Among the assembled for the event was Guillermo del Toro, whose film “The Shape of Water” leads all nominees with 13. He was joined by  newcomer Kobe Bryant, fellow Oscar nominees Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer. Missing was Frances McDormand, Christopher Plummer and Denzel Washington, who holds the record for the most Oscar nominated black actor.

[Denzel Washington Scores His Ninth Oscar Nomination]

The gathering comes ahead of the 90th Oscars on March 4 at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland, which will be hosted once again by Jimmy Kimmel.

Check out the photos (courtesy of A.M.P.A.S)  below and up close below:

Leave a Reply