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PHOTOS: 2017 Oscar luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

Academy Award nominees turned up at the Beverly Hilton on Monday afternoon to celebrate their accomplishments at an annual luncheon. But despite the impressive roster, focus remained on the 40 nominees who weren’t in the room — including Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian director of “The Salesman,” who said last week he would not attend the Oscars in the wake of President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven majority Muslim countries.
Read full story, and panoramic view of the 89th Academy Awards nominees

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Right here? Actor Denzel Washington, looks for direction to the platform as they prepare for the class picture of all the nominees during the Academy Awards annual nominees luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Lobby selfie: Nicole Kidman stops for photos with fans after the Nominees Luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton.

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Light moment: Michelle Williams as a nominee for best supporting actress laughs with Justin Paul and Benj Hasek, right, nominees for Music Original song in 'La La Land' at the Academy Awards nominees luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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From a distance: Guests take photos as the nominees prepare for the class picture of all the nominees during the Academy Awards annual nominees luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Nominees: Emma Stone, Matt Damon, and Natalie Portman, left to right, as they prepare for the class picture of all the nominees during the Academy Awards annual nominees luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Class photo: Nominees pose for the class picture during the Academy Awards annual nominees luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Gentle touch: Casey Affleck kisses Octavia Spencer on the platform as they prepare for the class picture of all the nominees during the Academy Awards annual nominees luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Best actress nominee: Emma Stone as a nominee for best actress smiles as she greets friends at the Academy Awards nominees luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Best actress nominee: Octavia Spencer as a nominee for best actress in a supporting role smiles for the cameras as she is greeted at the Academy Awards nominees luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Actress Laura Dern, nominee Nicole Kidman and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, left to right, visit at the Academy Awards nominees luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Selfie: Billie Holden stretches to get a selfie with Nicole Kidman outside the Nominees Luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton.

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Parting shot: Fans swarm around Michelle Williams as she leaves the Nominees Luncheon for the 89th Oscars at the Beverly Hilton. .

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