Meryl Streep And Greta Gerwig Are In Hysterics At The Annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon
February 7, 2018 17:54 By Fabiosa
On February 5, 2018, nominees for the 2018 Oscar Awards gathered at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The event was the Oscar Nominees Luncheon. It is an annual affair that allows the nominees to mingle before the awards.
Daniel Kaluuya, Margot Robbie, Mary J. Blige, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, and Willem Dafoe were in attendance this year. The stars are expected to pose for group photos to be used for publicity and at the main event.
Attendees also got to hear speeches from prominent members of the entertainment community, including Academy President John Bailey.
Lots of laughs to go round
Meryl Streep and Greta Gerwig were also at the event having being nominated for an awards this year.
In a hilarious twist, 89-year-old Agnès Varda was not present at the event. Well, she was but not in the traditional sense. Varda sent several cardboard cutouts of herself to the event. Each cutout was posed differently, thanks to street artist JR, her partner with whom she collaborated on the award-winning documentary, ‘Faces Places’.
Meryl Streep who was also at the event could hardly contain herself as JR did a pretty good job handling the cutouts.
And Meryl had a pretty good laugh that evening. Subsequently, Meryl joined JR in a celebratory shout. She was joined by Greta with a cutout-Agnès between them during the final group photo.
Agnès is well respected in France for her contributions to filmmaking. She has won several awards and commendations. Furthermore, historians also give Agnès credit for being instrumental to the rise of the French New Wave film movement.
Agnès was attending another event in France.
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Meryl wins again
Meryl is on a winning spree this year. She has broken the record she set for having the most Academy Award nominations. This year, Meryl earned her 21st nomination for her performance in “The Post”.
Only two other people have come close to Meryl's record, Katherine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson. Both have been nominated on 12 occasions.
In addition, Meryl was also nominated by the Golden Globes; however, she lost to Frances McDormand in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.
Congratulations to Meryl. We wish her all the best in March.