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Check This Out: Oscar Nominees Lunch Class of 2011 Photograph!

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February 8, 2011
Source: The Academy

Oscar Nominees Lunch Class of 2011

If you didn't know, every year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences gathers up all 152 Oscar nominees at a lunch a few weeks before the big ceremony. And just like you did in elementary school, they snap a Class Photo - essentially a big "everyone line up" shot of all the nominees. The Academy posted on Twitter the full class photo and you've got to see it for yourself. From Annette Bening sitting on Jeff Bridges' lap, to Hans Zimmer and Hailee Steinfeld really hitting it off, to Michelle Williams sneaking in onto the side but looking adorable as always, to a mysterious lack of David Fincher. It's like a huge Oscar Where's Waldo!

Oscar Nominees 2011 Class Photo

Just click on that image above to see it in fullsize if you want to look at everyone. We don't have a complete list of who's in there, but the big ones missing are Fincher and Christian Bale. On Awards Daily they have a few more categorical shots. I've always dreamt of attending this lunch, maybe one year! There are two great read-ups on the event I suggest: Anne Thompson's on indieWIRE and Pete Hammond's on Deadline. And here's an Oscar fact for ya - of the 152 nominees at the lunch, 6 are double nominees and 2 are triple noms. The 2011 Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 27th. You can find a complete list of nominees here.

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Reader Feedback - 21 Comments

1

Go Jess Gonchor & Nancy Haigh!...standing next to Jeremy Renner

birddog on Feb 8, 2011

2

I was looking for Banksy πŸ˜€

miruku on Feb 8, 2011

3

That guys beard on the right hand side is awesooooooooome. Is he a wizard or something?

Crapola on Feb 8, 2011

4

Hahaha that's the funniest thing I've read all morning!

Alex Billington on Feb 8, 2011

5

Too bad Christian Bale is missing, but it’s nice to see them all lined up. And I really hope Bale gets the Oscar, he – more than most in my opinion – deserves some recognition for his great talent.

Remco on Feb 8, 2011

6

Nicole Kidman can't smile...Botox is a bad thing...see! loll Yes, my boy Bale is missing Javier bardem has extra reasons to smile, he is next to my girl Portman...that's ok he is a hottie, so I won't complain. loll! Nolan looks like a humble guy! I love this guy...no homo of course!

Gh on Feb 8, 2011

7

Where's Wally?

Mattias Nielsen on Feb 8, 2011

8

Pretty dope!! Looks like an unassuming "class photo" then, one by one, all the stars pop right out. Kind of like Romper Room. I see Chris Nolan, and Hans Zimmer and James Franco:P Great post Alex:) P.S. Who's the mysterious Fu Man Chu right of the Coens??

Anonymous on Feb 8, 2011

9

hahah Mark Wahlberg is at the very back in the center with the 'tall' people. Dude has a serious Napoleon complex. Everyone in his posse is shorter than he is, and he's pretty short, so that's saying something.

Ruskobot on Feb 8, 2011

10

Such a diverse group....not.

Meh on Feb 8, 2011

11

Yawn... Who gives a shit.

Play That Card on Feb 8, 2011

12

Um yea, are you kidding? Why even comment?

Alex Billington on Feb 8, 2011

13

Only people who notice things like that are racist.

Anonymous on Feb 9, 2011

14

Why the hell is Ms Benning sitting on Mr Bridges lap...why she and not me? carajo!

Walrmx on Feb 8, 2011

15

The finest assemblage of white people in showbiz....

Evo on Feb 8, 2011

16

@Mattias Nielsen Wally Pfister is sitting right below Hailee Steinfeld who is in the last row in the back

Showtime on Feb 8, 2011

17

where was christian Bale?

A.B on Feb 8, 2011

18

I bet they served nothing but Cheese, and the Oscars after party will have a ton of Whine. πŸ˜›

Anonymous on Feb 8, 2011

19

The statue looks nervous. Also, the wizard on the far bottom right teaches at Hogwarts.

Anonymous on Feb 9, 2011

20

hope a ghanaian wins an oscar oneday

Nanarex25 on Feb 10, 2011

21

wasn't christian bale there?

Sempre Em Mente on Feb 25, 2011

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