Oscar Nominees Lunch Guest List Unveiled

OSCAR NOMINATIONS: Best Director - H 2016
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All five Academy Award-nominated directors are expected to appear at the annual pre-Oscars event.

Oscar hopefuls, ranging alphabetically from Trumbo’s Bryan Cranston to The Danish Girl’s Alicia Vikander, are expected to attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Nominees Luncheon, which will be held Feb. 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

All five nominees in the directing category  Lenny Abrahamson, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay and George Miller  are planning to attend.

Best actor and actress nominees who have indicated they’ll be present include Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Eddie Redmayne and Saoirse Ronan.  Supporting actor and actress nominees on the RSVP list include Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Sylvester Stallone and Vikander.

The event, at which nominees from all 24 Oscar categories mingle and participate in a class photo, kicks off events leading up to the 88th Oscars, which will be held Feb. 28, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, broadcast live by ABC.