It’s one of the most eclectic groups in the world and while many are called, few are chosen.
And those few who succeeded in earning an Academy Award nomination this year came together for a class photo Monday in Beverly Hills.
It took time to assemble them all in place but once they did, the gaggle of actors, directors, producers and other movie-making professionals did mange to say ‘cheese’ at the same time.
Towards the back of the group it was possible to make out Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Mel Gibson standing next to each other
The annual nominees luncheon is a rite of passage and naturally everyone tried to put their best sartorial foot forward as they gathered at the Beverly Hills Hilton.
And the group got the chance to nibble on salad and drink red wine or pink champagne in the cavernous ballroom, which was decorated with huge bouquets of white roses.
Leading actresses Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Nicole Kidman and Michelle Williams showed just how it is done, showing up in designer duds and perfect hair.