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