For Oscar nominees, it’s time to dine
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For Oscar nominees it’s time to dine

Actor Willem Dafoe, nominated for his role in “The Florida Project,” shimmies across the red carpet en route to the nominees luncheon for the 90th Oscars in the Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton.

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Director Steven Spielberg, a best picture nominee for “The Post,” walks the red carpet.

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Guillermo del Toro, right, was nominated for director for “The Shape of Water.” Agnes Varda, seen as a cardboard cutout, and JR directed the French documentary “Faces Places.”

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Actress Laura Dern, who hosted the luncheon, is on the academy’s board of governors.

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Sally Hawkins is nominated for lead actress for “The Shape of Water.”

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Kobe Bryant is nominated for his work on the animated short “Dear Basketball.”

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Actor Sam Rockwell is nominated for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; director Greta Gerwig is for “Lady Bird.”

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Actress Saoirse Ronan is nominated for “Lady Bird.”

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Director JR brought along a cardboard cutout of fellow director Agnes Varda, with whom he worked on French documentary “Faces Places.”

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Cinematographer Rachel Morrison, left, and writer-director Dee Rees are both nominated for “Mudbound”: Rees for adapted screenplay; Morrison is the first woman to get a cinematography nod.

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Jordan Peele, left, nominated for best picture, directing and original screenplay for “Get Out,” greets Megan Ellison, nominated for Best Picture for “Phantom Thread.”

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Allison Janney is nominated for supporting actress for “I, Tonya.”

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Dee Rees, left, nominated for adapted screenplay for “Mudbound,” with Sarah Broom.

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Laurie Metcalf, from left, for supporting actress, Saoirse Ronan, for actress, and Greta Gerwig, for director and original screenplay, are all nominated for “Lady Bird.”

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Saoirse Ronan, actress nominee for “Lady Bird,” hugs Netty Chapman, an assistant set decorator on nominated film “Darkest Hour.”

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Laura Dern, left, the governor of the academy’s acting branch, with actress Sally Hawkins, who is nominated for “The Shape of Water.”

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Laura Dern, left, on the Board of Governors talks with “Dunkirk” nominees Christopher Nolan, for director and best picture, and Emma Thomas, also for best picture.

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Octavia Spencer is nominated for supporting actress for “The Shape of Water.”

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Steven Spielberg is nominated for best picture for “The Post.”

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Director JR with a cardboard cutout of fellow director Agnes Varda, with whom he worked on nominated documentary “Faces Places.”

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Laura Dern, left, on the Board of Governors talks with Timothée Chalamet, who is nominated for actor for “Call Me By Your Name.”

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Allison Janney, left, nominated for supporting actress  for “I, Tonya,” with Kobe Bryant, nominated for animated short film “Dear Basketball.”

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Laura Dern stands between nominated actors Gary Oldman, left, in a leading role for “Darkest Hour,” and Sam Rockwell, in a supporting role for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

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Supporting actor nominee Sam Rockwell, right, kisses lead actor nominee Gary Oldman.

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Mary J. Blige received nominations for supporting actress and original song, both for “Mudbound.”

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Danny Glover, left, talks with Daniel Kaluuya, who is nominated for lead actor in “Get Out.”

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Kobe Bryant, nominated for animated short film “Dear Basketball" was the focus of many photos snapped by his fellow nominees.

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Timothée Chalamet, center, who received an actor nod, celebrates as the group prepares for the photo of most of the nominees.

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Margot Robbie, left, greets Sally Hawkins. Both are nominated for lead actress: Robbie for “I, Tonya”: Hawkins for “The Shape of Water.”

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Many of the nominees, including Saoirse Ronan, center, gather for a group photo.

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Meryl Streep, left, nominated for actress for “The Post,” talks with Greta Gerwig, nominated for directing and original screenplay for “Lady Bird.”

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Some took selfies while waiting for the group photo.

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The group photo of most of the nominees at the nominees luncheon for the 90th Oscars in the Beverly Hilton Grand Ballroom.

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