Margot Robbie, Cillian Murphy join fellow Oscar nominees for yearly luncheon

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The casts of "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" gathered Monday astatine nan yearly Academy Award nominees luncheon alongside dozens of little celebrated and first-time Oscar hopefuls for handshakes, hugs, a immense group image and instructions connected nailing an acceptance speech.

The arena astatine nan Beverly Hilton is simply a warm, feel-good matter wherever nominees successful categories for illustration champion animated short get to swipe shoulders and stock tables pinch acting nominees for illustration Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, whose snubs for champion head and champion actress, respectively, for "Barbie" caused a awesome stir, some showed up for nan nominations they did get, and were each smiles.


Gerwig, nominated for adapted screenplay, was surrounded by selfie-seekers arsenic soon arsenic she entered nan banquet hallway while Robbie, up for champion image arsenic a "Barbie" producer, beamed adjacent arsenic she hugged and chatted pinch a female who sewage 1 of nan champion character spots, Sandra Hüller of "Anatomy of a Fall."

The centerpiece of nan arena is simply a people photograph of nan full group of nominees. Nearly each of them usually attend, some arsenic portion of nan Oscars acquisition and arsenic portion of their unspoken campaigns for votes.

Gerwig and Robbie sewage immoderate of nan loudest cheers of nan day erstwhile their names were called during nan people image rotation telephone that feels for illustration a schoolhouse commencement and is possibly nan day's astir egalitarian tradition. The names are publication and nominees called up to risers successful an bid that seems to make nary accounting for fame.

In 1 emblematic trio, Carey Mulligan, champion character nominee for "Maestro," was summoned to nan risers betwixt David Hemingson, who was nominated for penning his first film, "The Holdovers," and James Price, nominated for accumulation creation connected "Poor Things."

Martin Scorsese, 81, nominated this twelvemonth for champion head connected "Killers of nan Flower Moon," whitethorn person gotten nan loudest ovation of nan time erstwhile he was called up. He sat betwixt nan favorites successful nan character category, Da'Vine Joy Randolph of "The Holdovers" and Lily Gladstone from his film. Both towered complete nan shorter Scorsese. "Oppenheimer" head Christopher Nolan reached crossed Gladstone to shingle his manus arsenic he sat down.

Gerwig sewage a happy greeting from "Barbie" champion supporting character nominee Ryan Gosling, who kissed each of her cheeks.

The luncheon dress codification is daytime casual. For Gosling that meant a lilac suit pinch matching shirt, for Robbie a ray pinkish beaded business suit pinch a bared midriff. Colman Domingo brought successful a spot of evening pinch a tailed achromatic jacket, achromatic garment pinch a plunging neckline and achromatic slacks.

The first attempts astatine nan photograph didn't spell well. When they yet sewage a fewer that worked, Robert Downey Jr., supporting character nominee for "Oppenheimer," who had been shouting joke instructions to nan group of respective hundred, leapt up, pumped a fist and shouted "yeah!" past turned and began applauding his chap nominees.

Most awesome nominees including Cillian Murphy, a favourite for champion character for "Oppenheimer," and Bradley Cooper, 1 of his class competitors, spent nan hours earlier and aft luncheon making nan rounds of media outlets whose reporters are group up successful cabanas astir nan Beverly Hilton pool.

Cooper was headed toward nan excavation erstwhile he ran into Messi, nan canine pinch a cardinal domiciled successful "Anatomy of a Fall." Cooper knelt down and gave nan separator collie a long, thorough petting.

The nominees sat for a vegetarian repast of king oyster mushrooms and chaotic mushroom risotto while Academy President Janet nan gave her yearly remarks.

She utilized past year's luncheon to reside what she called nan Academy's "inadequate" consequence to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock astatine nan erstwhile year's ceremony.

Her remarks this twelvemonth had a overmuch lighter tone, and dealt pinch much mundane matters much akin to a freshman orientation, for illustration nan timing of nan Oscars ceremony.

"In lawsuit immoderate of you person been successful a nominations haze, we are starting an hr earlier this year," she said.

When she saw astonishment astir nan room she said, "Ooh, immoderate group didn’t know! I’m gladsome I reminded you!"

She drew groans erstwhile she added that the Oscars travel connected nan first time of daylight redeeming time.

She besides delivered nan president’s yearly instructions connected triumph speeches, mostly urging winners to beryllium little and instrumentality to nan 45-second limit but besides "speak from nan heart," "feel nan moment" and "add a spot of humor."

She past played a montage of past speeches that met nan ideals, pinch clips from Jamie Lee Curtis, Brad Pitt and Ke Huy Quan.

It ended pinch nan academy’s Platonic perfect of a reside played successful its entirety: Javier Bardem’s 2008 acceptance of champion supporting character for "No Country for Old Men." Total time: 37 seconds.