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Oscar nominees luncheon

Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld, Nicole Kidman, James Franco and Natalie Portman were among those who gathered on Feb. 7 to celebrate their Oscar nominations.

Nicole Kidman attends the 83rd Academy Awards nominations luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 7. Kidman is nominated for best actress for her role as a grieving mother in "Rabbit Hole."

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In addition to being nominated for best actor for his role in "127 Hours," James Franco is co-hosting the Oscar ceremony. Actress Anne Hathaway is his hosting partner.

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Mom-to-be Natalie Portman is a favorite to win the best actress Oscar for her role as neurotic ballerina Nina in "Black Swan."

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Amy Adams is up for the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as boxer Micky Ward's girlfriend in "The Fighter."

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Jeff Bridges and actress Hailee Steinfeld are both nominated for acting Oscars for their roles in the Coen Brothers' remake of "True Grit." Bridges won best actor last year for his starring role in "Crazy Heart."

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Jesse Eisenberg is up for an Oscar for playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network."

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Jennifer Lawrence cleans up nicely. The 20-year-old actress didn't look nearly this lovely in "Winter's Bone," for which she received her Oscar nomination.

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John Hawkes stars along with Lawrence in "Winter's Bone." His nomination was one of the most surprising this year.

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Geoffrey Rush plays a speech therapist and Colin Firth the desperate prince, and later king, who is driven to seek his aid, in Oscar favorite "The King's Speech."

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Some Oscar watchers considered the snub of Mark Wahlberg for an acting nomination the most egregious of the year. But as a producer of "The Fighter," he could still walk off with a trophy.

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Melissa Leo, nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "The Fighter" has already won the Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Circle awards for playing the mother of Wahlberg's character.

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Some were surprised by Michelle Williams' nomination for her portrayal of a wife in a troubled marriage in "Blue Valentine."

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Jeremy Renner has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "The Town." He was up for best actor in 2010 for his role in "The Hurt Locker." He didn't win, but the film was named best picture.

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Another surprise nomination: Few expected Javier Bardem to receive a nomination for his work in "Biutiful." His best actor nomination is the first-ever in Oscar history for that award for a performance entirely in Spanish.

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