For Monday’s annual Oscar nominees luncheon, which 15 of this year’s 20 acting nominees are expected to attend? Over 175 of the 2018 nominees across all 24 categories will attend this semi-casual affair in Beverly Hills. It’s one of the favorite stops of the campaign season because each person is celebrated individually and as a group for the annual class photo. There are no losers, unlike the ceremony a few weeks later on March 4.
All five nominees for Best Actress are expected: Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), and Meryl Streep (“The Post”).
Three of the five contenders for Best Actor are on the list: Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), and Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”). Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”) and Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”) are not attending.
Four of the five nominees for Best Supporting Actress are expected: Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”), Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), and Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”). Not attending is Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”).
Three of the five Best Supporting Actor candidates are participating: Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”), Richard Jenkins (“The Shape of Water”), and Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”). Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards”) and Christopher Plummer (“All the Money in the World”) are not expected.
All five nominees for Best Director are attending: Paul Thomas Anderson (“Phantom Thread”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”), and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”).
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