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Oppenheimer stars Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy among Oscar nominees at luncheon

The Oscar nominees at the annual luncheon (ES Composite)
The Oscar nominees at the annual luncheon (ES Composite)

Oppenheimer stars Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr were reunited at the annual luncheon for the Academy Awards nominees.

The annual pre-awards event, held to celebrate all the stars in the running for an Oscar, was hosted last night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

The Christopher Nolan film about J Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist described as the father of the atomic bomb, is the front-runner at the Oscars with 13 nominees including best actor for Murphy, and best supporting actress and actor for Blunt and Downey Jr.

On the red carpet at the luncheon, Blunt was joined by fellow Londoner Carey Mulligan, who is nominated for best actress for her role in Maestro.

Mulligan’s co-star Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor, was seen cuddling up to Emma Stone, who is nominated for best actress for her role in Poor Things.

Stone’s closest rival for the best actress gong, Lily Gladstone, chose a smart white trouser suit for the lunch.

She is nominated for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s Western crime epic Killers Of The Flower Moon.

Meanwhile, Barbie stars Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera were also in attendance.

Robbie, who was snubbed in the best actress category for her leading role in the film, is nominated in the best picture category as a producer on the film.

She continued to take style inspiration from her character, opting for a classic pink Chanel skirt suit and matching bag.

The Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10.