Oscar Nominees Celebrate at a Star-Studded Lunch in LA
This year's Academy Award nominees gathered at the Beverly Hilton for a special luncheon in their honor in LA yesterday. Jennifer Lawrence made her latest award season appearance in a white dress after attending the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, while Anne Hathaway chose black for the special occasion. Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain stood out in a floral Erdem number, and Naomi Watts looked ladylike in lace. Ben Affleck, who was honored for Argo at the Directors Guild Awards over the weekend, showed up, as did Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, and Joaquin Phoenix. Despite being snubbed in the best director category, Ben said he's honored to be "at the big party." The 2013 Oscars take place on Feb. 24 with Mark Wahlberg and others presenting and Justin Timberlake confirmed as one of the evening's performers.