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This 12 months’s Oscars “class photograph” has been launched – and as regular there are a number of quirks and questionable outfits.

The image sees 163 of this 12 months’s nominees gathered collectively and smiling away, however zoom in and there’s a entire lot extra occurring.

Listed here are simply seven of the issues we noticed on this 12 months’s photograph.


1. Pharrell Williams did not precisely gown for the event

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All of this 12 months’s male nominees are dressed well in tuxes and fits. Nicely, virtually all.

The “gown code” memo will need to have gone into Pharrell’s junk e-mail inbox, as a result of he turned up sporting a inexperienced baseball cap and gray sweater.

To be truthful – the sweater does have the Nasa brand on it, a reference to finest image nominee Hidden Figures.

Pharrell wrote a number of songs for the soundtrack to the movie, which tells the story of three African-American girls who labored behind the scenes on the house company within the 1960s.


2. Michelle Williams is upstaged by Casey Affleck’s facial hair

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Casey Affleck’s facial hair is quick turning into the eighth marvel of the world. It will get longer with each awards ceremony he seems at this season.

It is now on the verge of completely eclipsing poor Michelle Williams, Affleck’s co-star in Manchester by the Sea, who has to peep out from behind his mane.

She should be used to Affleck stealing her limelight.

Affleck seems in almost each scene within the 137-minute film, whereas Williams’s display screen time clocks in at 11 minutes.


three. The author of Moonlight desires you to know what number of nominations it has

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Tarell Alvin McCraney brightens up the again row of the along with his successful smile.

He is the person behind the stage play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue – which went on to change into Moonlight, considered one of this 12 months’s most hotly-tipped Oscars contenders.

McCraney is so happy with the movie’s success he desires to let you realize simply what number of Oscar nominations the movie has acquired, and he’s seen right here holding up eight fingers.

Additionally – hats off to Shawn Levy (who’s standing subsequent to Tarell), who wins the award for probably the most delightfully shiny smile of the entire photograph. He’s the producer of Arrival, which is nominated for finest image.


four. Justin Timberlake must sack his tailor

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“What’s your inside leg measurement, Justin?”

“I do not know, possibly 32 inches?”

“Hmmm, I haven’t got sufficient materials for that. Have a 28-inch pair of trousers as an alternative.”

“Nice, that’ll do, thanks Derek.”


5. The entrance row is so the place we wanna be

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Emma Stone, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Octavia Spencer are all sitting collectively within the entrance row.

Can somebody please organise for us to affix this BFF group, that’d be nice, thanks.

Additional respect for Octavia Spencer for sporting a pair of white trousers whereas so most of the different feminine nominees are in a gown or skirt, and for Natalie Portman, who manages to create the phantasm she’s impressively sporting excessive heels even whereas pregnant with twins.

(She is definitely sporting her flat footwear and tipping her heels up. Artful.)

Additionally – Manchester by the Sea producer Kimberly Steward (far proper) is that candy child in your class who was by chance by no means wanting on the digicam within the faculty photograph each single 12 months.


6. Ryan Gosling must cheer up

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You are the lead actor within the collectively most-nominated movie of all time, pal. Uncross your arms for goodness sake.

Barely happier to be there may be the beautiful Dev Patel, within the row in entrance, wanting each inch the Hollywood star.

He is come a good distance from how he seemed on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition in 2009 when he was starring in Slumdog Millionaire.

He advised the BBC: “I first got here to Toronto in my faculty footwear and I had a blazer and I used to be with Frida [Pinto, his co-star] they usually stated ‘You’ll be able to’t put this man subsequent to her as a result of he appears so horrible’. I feel I received a free penguin go well with that did not fairly match me they usually gave me footwear.”

This 12 months, he is nominated for finest supporting actor and is seen sporting a burgundy Valentino go well with. Good.


7. Is that this hole for Meryl Streep?

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Lacking nominees from the photograph embrace Michael Shannon (nominated for finest supporting actor for Nocturnal Animals) and Andrew Garfield (finest actor, Hacksaw Ridge).

However in fact, probably the most notable absentee is Her Royal Performing Highness, Meryl Streep – who’s up for finest actress this 12 months for her position in Florence Foster Jenkins.

Maybe this hole within the again row behind Denzel Washington was supposed for her, and she or he received held up in site visitors.

Alternatively, maybe she’s been to so a lot of this stuff she’s simply had sufficient. Both manner, we’re fairly positive she’ll be on the ceremony.

This 12 months’s Oscars, which will likely be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will happen in Hollywood, Los Angeles on 26 February.


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