Academy Awards nominees gathered in Hollywood on Monday, January 26, for their annual luncheon and class photo. It’s been an Oscar tradition for the past 38 years, but 2020 marks a first for AMPAS. Every other luncheon has been held at the Beverly Hilton (the same hotel that hosts the Golden Globes), but Academy officials moved it to the Ray Dolby Ballroom next to the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland for the first time ever. Tour our photo gallery above to see the red carpet action and the fashions.
Acting nominees who mingled at the event included Best Actress contenders Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”), Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”) and Renee Zellweger (“Judy”). Best Actor nominees included Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) and Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”). Supporting contenders included Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”), Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), Al Pacino (“The Irishman”), Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) and Florence Pugh (“Little Women”). Director nominees are Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), Sam Mendes (“1917”), Todd Phillips (“Joker”) and Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”).
Normally the acting branch has around 15-17 of its nominees attending. This year it was the least ever with only 10 of them, with the following missing the event: Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”), Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”), Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story,” “Jojo Rabbit”), Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”), Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”) and Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”).