Gosling, Stone, and canine star at Oscar Nominees' lunch

February 13, 2024 2:34 pm

Ryan Gosling [Source: Reuters]

Stars of “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer” and other Oscar-nominated films came together on Monday at the annual nominees luncheon, a celebratory event where actors, directors and behind-the-scenes artists mingled and posed for a group photo.

Ryan Gosling, nominated for playing Ken in the “Barbie” movie, stood out in the hotel ballroom in a lilac-colored suit. He stopped to greet Messi, a dog that played a key role in best picture nominee “Anatomy of a Fall.”

Emma Stone, a best actress contender for her role in dark comedy “Poor Things,” and “Maestro” stars Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan, also chatted with colleagues and studio executives.

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Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr. – all nominees for atomic bomb drama “Oppenheimer” – also worked their way through the crowd. Director Steven Spielberg, a nominee as a producer for best picture nominee “Maestro,” posed for selfies.

Along with A-list stars, the crowd included sound mixers, costume designers and other craftspeople. At the end, the dozens of nominees were called to the stage for a group photo.

The mood was overwhelmingly upbeat as nominees celebrated their achievements and no one had to worry about losing, or making a speech, as they do on Oscar night.

This year’s Oscars will take place on March 10 and be broadcast live on Walt Disney’s (DIS.N)