Oscar nominees get together for an official lunch ahead of the big night

While they may come across as competitors vying for the most prestigious award, Oscar nominees had a great time lunching together in Beverly Hills, California. Just ahead of the big night, the celebs looked their best as they posed for cameras for a memorable class picture. 

The Oscars 2019 will take place on February 24. 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has been nominated for Best Actress this year in what people call a superb performance as Ally in 'A Star Is Born'. 

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Mahershala Ali

Mahershala is in the race for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 'Green Book'. 

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Alfonso Cuaron

Director Alfonso Cuaron is up for Best Director for 'Roma' that is leading this year's Oscars with ten nominations. 

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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa who you would identify mostly for comic roles stunned the audience and the Academy Board in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'. She is competing for Best Actress. 

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Regina King

She is up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'If Beale Street Could Talk'. 

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Marina de Tavira

The actress is in the race for Best Supporting Actress for 'Roma'. 

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Rami Malek

The much-talented actor nailed his portrayal of Queen legend Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. He is up for Best Actor for the role. 

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Sam Rockwell

He is competing for Best Supporting Actor for 'Vice'. 

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Amy Adams

Amy is competing for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'Vice'. 

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Glenn Close

Glenn is in the top race for Best Actress for her performance in 'The Wife'. 

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Yalitza Aparicio

For her debut, Yalitza has gotten it big already as she is currently competing for Best Actress award along with the likes of Glenn Close, Melissa, Olivia Colman and Lady Gaga. She is nominated for 'Roma'. 

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Barry Jenkins

The director-writer has been nominated in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay for 'If Beale Street Could Talk'. 

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