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This year the customary oscar lunch 2022, which is always celebrated a few weeks before the actual ceremony. Last year, it was canceled due to the pandemic issue. However, this year he came back and the great stars of Hollywood were able to share with each other and also with the best exponents of the production and direction teams. The Hispanic presence was felt this year at the hotel Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Lin-Manuel Miranda, William of the Bull and others said present in a warm meeting.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the voice of its president David Rubin welcomed those present: “Being together without having to wear a hazmat suit is cause for celebration… Not without forgetting our brothers in Ukraine…”, he assured while all the nominees were at their tables along with the rest of the nominees. nominees and a discreet group of journalists. The first to break the ice was the Mexican director William of the Bullwho greeted very affectionately Hispanic actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem with a warm hug. Then the same thing happened with the actor and director Lin-Manuel Mirandawho was heard between corridors to say to representatives of the press: “We continue in the fight”, thus referring to The latinos inside the great mecca of cinema in Hollywood.
This year, and2022 Oscars Luncheon he did not take the famous group photo of the nominees on a single stairway. Due to Covid protocols, this time it was not a single photograph but was divided into several batches of groups divided on both sides of the room, where the tables were set to enjoy lunch, which was totally vegan. The actors were called one by one leaving the big stars as Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and the director steven spielberg almost to the end. It should be noted that these three shared a table and the Spanish actor was seen excitedly dancing and making jokes to Spielberg, who did not stop laughing at the occurrences.
The story of a supposed actress from the golden years of North American cinema, played by actress Kate Mckinnon. It told alleged experiences that the nominees live by way of humor and exaggeration. For example, the internal struggle that exists between the groups of winners who receive the statuette together and the decision of who will give the speech. Immediately, the laughter of those present did not wait.
This year, Javier Bardem his wife is nominated together Penelope Cruz. Him, for his performance in “Being the Ricardos“, and his wife Penelope Cruz as best actress for “Madres Paralelas”. You could really feel the respect that the industry has for these Spanish actors.
Same act that happened with Lin-Manuel Miranda, who with his good energy and charisma was greeting everyone as he passed. From Will Smith up to his own steven spielbergwho got up from his chair to give a big hug to the star of Puerto Rican origin who has a nomination in the category for Best Song for “Dos Oruguitas” by the movie “Charm”in which he also participates Sebastian Yatra. To the creator of “Hamiltn” and “In the Heights” he had to share the stairs with the great Denzel Washington, William of the Bull and Bradley Cooperamong others.
Other new Latin surprises were: the Mexican Carlos Lopezwho is nominated for a director opposite Don Hall in the film “Raya and The Last Dragon“, which is in the category of Best Animated Film. Also the Chilean Hugo Covarrubiasdirector of “Beast“, which is nominated for Best Animated Short Film. The Brazilian cannot be left behind Peter Koswho along with Jhon Shenk are nominated for Best Short Documentary with “Show me the way home“, which tells the story of the homeless.
Troy Kotsurthe first deaf-mute actor nominated for an Oscar, was seen sharing with everyone and especially with the also nominated K Simmons. It was certainly clear that the inclusion for this Oscar 2022 is more than present.
Each group was made up of approximately 15 nominees, so the luncheon lasted for more than three hours. All the stars were called one by one by name and received their respective applause and posed for group photos. Will Smith he didn’t leave his good humor aside and asked for a few seconds of time to fix his suit.
Twilight actress Kristen Stewartsinger billie eilishthe musician questloveJessica Chastain, Aunjanue Ellis, benedict cumberbatch were others who shone with their charm during Oscar lunch.
Once the respective photographs were taken, the nominees were asked to stand up to receive the applause of all those present, thus wishing them the best of luck this coming March 27 when it takes place. the 94th Academy Awards Oscars in the city of The Angels.
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