Following last month's Oscar nominations announcement and ahead of next month's Oscars ceremony, the nominees were invited to lunch. On Monday, the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards met at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, for the annual Oscars Luncheon, where they mingled with their fellow nominees, toasted each other's movies, and — as is tradition — took an annual "class photo." The portrait is a who's who of Hollywood, but also a time capsule of sorts of this year's excellence in film.
Winners will be announced during the 95th Oscars on Sunday, March 12. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the show, which will be televised from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and air live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
Behold, the 95th Oscars nominee class photo:
You can click here to zoom in on the photo, but let's take a closer look together: On the left side of the stage, EO director Jerzy Skolimowski stands front and center with Steven Spielberg, whose Fabelmans star, Michelle Williams, is seated nearby, as are Daniel Kwan, one half of the Everything Everywhere All at Once directing duo the Daniels, and Roger Deakins. At the very top, Martin McDonagh stands next to Brendan Fraser, who's next to costume designer Ruth E. Carter. And smack in the middle, between Austin Butler and composer Ludwig Göransson, is the other half of the Daniels (Daniel Scheinert).
In the center, the front row includes first-time nominees Hong Chau and Paul Mescal, Elvis director Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin, Judd Hirsch, and Alfonso Cuarón, who is a Best Live Action Short nominee this year for Le pupille. The back row, meanwhile, includes Ryan Coogler (nominated for Best Original Song) next to Jamie Lee Curtis and nearby director Ruben Östlund, Michelle Yeoh, and filmmaker Sarah Polley.
On the right side of the stage, Guillermo del Toro sits front and center, next to Bill Nighy, Angela Bassett, and Tom Cruise, a Best Picture nominee for producing Top Gun: Maverick. At the very back, Cruise's fellow producer Jerry Bruckheimer stands alongside honorary Oscar winner Diane Warren and first-time nominees Stephanie Hsu and Brian Tyree Henry. Between them are Turning Red's Domee Shi (up for Best Animated Feature) and Best International Feature directors Lukas Dhont (Close) and Colm Bairéad (The Quiet Girl). Who else can you spot?
Want an inside look at what goes into this photo? Below, watch producer and Academy governor DeVon Franklin announce the official roll call of all the nominees. Beginning with Jamie Lee Curtis and ending with Guillermo del Toro, the nominees are called one-by-one to the stage, where they are assembled for the class photo.