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With a high-five from 9-year-old actress Quvenzhane Wallis, and a pledge that Oscars night will have something for everyone, the Academy Awards kicked into high gear on Monday at a lunch for more than 160 nominees.
Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Joaquin Phoenix, Kathryn Bigelow, Anne Hathaway and Denzel Washington were among the Oscar-nominated actors, directors and producers who mingled over cocktails and lunch at a Beverly Hills hotel. They then gathered for the traditional group photo of the Academy Award class of 2012.
Beasts of the Southern Wild newcomer Wallis, the youngest actress to be nominated in the lead actress category, slapped hands with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Hawk Koch as her name was called to join her peers for the annual photo ahead of the Feb 24 ceremony.