More than 150 Oscar nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 8, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.
Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Eddie Redmayne and Saoirse Ronan are expected to attend the pre-Oscars event.
Supporting Actor and Actress nominees Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Sylvester Stallone and Alicia Vikander also will join in the celebratory lunch.
All five nominees in the Directing category – Lenny Abrahamson, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay and George Miller – are expected to attend as well.
The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.