The nominees, across 24 categories, posed together in the group photo on Monday afternoon

By Joelle Goldstein
February 05, 2019 12:24 AM
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Presenting your 2019 Academy Awards nominees!

Ahead of the 91st Academy Awards in a few weeks, the group of nominees, across 24 categories, attended a celebratory luncheon on Monday in Beverly Hills, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

While there, the large group, including Rami Malek, Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Mahershala Ali, Amy Adams, Melissa McCarthy, and Regina King, posed together in a photo around a giant gold Oscars statue.

The actors, producers, directors, editors, designers, and musicians — all dressed to the nines in their suits, dresses, and formal wear — mingled with one another during the annual lunch, held this year at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before the photo was taken.

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In addition to the lunch on Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced who the first round of stars handing out statues at the Feb. 24 ceremony will be.

Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu will all take the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles later this month.

While a number of stars will serve as presenters, there is no host currently slated for the prestigious evening.

Roma and The Favourite head into the Oscars with the most nominations, with each filming earning 10 nods. They’ll face off in the best screenplay, best director and best picture categories.

Rounding out the best picture nominees: Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, A Star Is Born and Vice. Black Panther marks the first superhero film to be nominated for the top prize.

The Favourite also made history with all three of its leading ladies nominated, with Olivia Colman facing steep competition in Best Actress and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz up against each other in Best Supporting Actress.

The 91st Annual Academy Awards will air live Feb. 24 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.