Oscar nominees including Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Jesse Eisenberg, Nicole Kidman, Hailee Steinfeld, James Franco and more gathered for the Academy Awards nominations luncheon in LA, less than a month before the big day on Feb. 17. Natalie covered her expectant belly in a blue dress and said this about what she might wear to the Oscars: “It’s certainly all about leaving space for growth.” Nicole, who was honoured in Santa Barbara over the weekend, stood out in her head-to-toe red ensemble, and Jesse spilled the beans on meeting Mark Zuckerberg at SNL, saying, “I was nervous to meet him, because I had spent now, a year and a half thinking about him . . . and then we met under circumstances that were far more anxiety producing, which was to be on national TV together.” This is just one of the many events on the awards season calendar for these stars. Up next are the BAFTA Awards, where Oscar fave The King’s Speech leads the nominations.
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