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Oscar nominees feted at annual film academy luncheon

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/6/2017 By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
Emma Stone attends the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award ceremony at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Emma Stone attends the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award ceremony at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Octavia Spencer, Casey Affleck and Mahershala Ali have a lunch date with the film academy.

Mahershala Ali attends the Virtuosos Award ceremony at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Mahershala Ali attends the Virtuosos Award ceremony at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its annual Oscar nominees luncheon Monday, welcoming more than 165 of the year's Oscar nominees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Ryan Gosling attends the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award ceremony at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Ryan Gosling attends the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award ceremony at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The private, untelevised event is traditionally a warm and friendly affair, with nothing on the agenda other than celebratory mingling and posing for a group photo.

Show producers are expected to toast the nominees and offer tips for lively acceptance speeches.

The 89th Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 26 at Hollywood & Highland's Dolby Theatre and broadcast live on ABC.

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