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In pictures: Oscar nominees lunch

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet joins a host of fellow Academy Award nominees for the traditional pre-Oscars lunch which is held in Beverley Hills, California. The actress is up for best actress for her role in The Reader.

Anne Hathaway and Danny Boyle

Anne Hathaway, who is also up for best actress for Rachel Getting Married, has a chat with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. His film is up for 10 awards, including best director and best film.

Mickey Rourke

Comeback king Mickey Rourke celebrates his best actor nomination for The Wrestler. He says he's surprised that after so many years out of the business he "got a second chance".

Sean Penn

Sean Penn is also in competition for a best actor gong for Milk. He plays Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay elected official, in the movie. It's in the running for best film and best director too.

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr, up for best supporting actor for Tropic Thunder, says: "The funny thing is, I was playing an Oscar-crazed weirdo whose every motivation was somehow geared toward accolades."

Amy Adams

Amy Adams sports a revealing aquamarine number for the LA lunch. She's nominated for best supporting actress for Doubt, in which she appears alongside screen legend Meryl Streep.

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz is also in the running for best supporting actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which she stars in with Scarlett Johansson. She says she doesn't want to "obsess" too much about winning.

Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei poses for photographers as she celebrates her best supporting actress nod for The Wrestler. The 112 contenders will find out the winners at the Oscars ceremony on 22 February.

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