Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Oscars Class of 2015

Perhaps one of the most well-known American schools tradition is annual class group photo for the school yearbook; well, don't know if you all know about it, but I know because I have several yearbooks with me and my classmates photographs. So, yes I do enjoy the annual Oscar nominees tradition that starts with a brief press q+a, a luncheon and a group photograph known as the annual Nominees Class Photo or the Class of 2015.

Yesterday the Academy had the annual luncheon that kept one more year the traditions alive and below we have the infamous photography (in the highest resolution I was able to find, so you can zoom photo without getting too many pixels). Take a look to see if you can find people you know -probably actors and one or two directors (?)- but do not try to find Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Ethan Hawke, Keira Knightly, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Mark Ruffalo, and list could go on with more people I'm not really familiar with how they look. To better see who is there and/or better see who is not there, check the fabulous 360 degrees Panorama photo published in the LA Times here.

What follows is a copy and paste of what many probably got via Academy press release so let's hope is accurate; nevertheless is fun to see if you can find a mistake -if you have nothing to do and want to kill time-.

Seated: Kristina Reed, Ian Hunter, David Lancaster, Mat Kirkby, Christopher Hees, Graham Annable, Bonnie Arnold, Robert Duvall, Host Neil Patrick Harris, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, Richard King, Gregg Rudloff, Barney Pilling, Aneta Kopacz, Emma Stone, Jason Blum, and Mathilde Bonnefoy.

First Row: Ronan Blaney, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Cathleen Sutherland, Gary Dennis Liddiard, Jr., Russell Earl, Teddy Schwarzman, Nicolas Aithadi, E. Max Frye, Ben Wilkins, Dice Tsutsumi, J. Christian Jensen, Julien Féret, Dirk Wilutzky, Andrew DeCristofaro, Dan Gilroy, Keven McAlester, Oded Binnun, Robert Kondo, Anthony Stacchi, Jeremy Dawson, Aaron Glascock, Hu Wei and Bub Asman.

Second Row: Daniel Sudick, Gary Fettis, Gregg Alexander, Gregg W Landaker, Brent Burge, Ido Ostrowsky, Erik Winquist, Patrick Osborne, Adam Stockhausen, Craig Mann, John Lesher, Tim Crosbie, Robert Yeoman, Paul Franklin, Hans Zimmer, Travis Knight, Rosamund Pike, Jason Hall, Tomm Moore, Laura Poitras, Daniel Barrett, Helen Estabrook, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Isao Takahata.

Third Row: John T Reitz, James Lucas, Andrew Lockley, Thomas Curley, Mihal Brezis, Peter Morgan, Felicity Jones, Jonathan Fawkner, Colleen Atwood, Robert Lorenz, Michael Keaton, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Armando Bo, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Damián Szifron, Roy Conli, Jeremy Kleiner, Torill Kove, Dan DeLeeuw, Rory Kennedy, Joel E Cox, Hugo Guinness, Diane Warren, Bill Corso, Stefan Eichenberger, Nora Grossman, Alan Robert Murray, Talkhon Hamzavi, and Michael Lennox.

Fourth Row: Alexander Dinelaris, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Bennett Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Anthony McCarten, Jason Canovas, Maria Djurkovic, Morten Tyldum, Pawel Pawlikowski, Suzie Davies, Sandra Adair, Bradley Cooper, Charlotte Watts, Lisa Bruce, Tom Cross, Common, Graham Moore, Mark Coulier, Bryan Grill, Frank A Montano, Eddie Redmayne, Julian Raymond, Orlando von Einsiedel, Gary Rizzo, J. K. Simmons, Patricia Arquette, Lou Pecora, Gary D. Roach, and Chris Williams.

Fifth Row: Julianne Moore, Charlie Siskel, Dan Lemmon, Shawn Patterson, Edward Norton, Laura Dern, Danielle Brisebois, Oprah Winfrey, Damien Chazelle, Joanna Natasegara, Richard Linklater, Jon Taylor, Mark Weingarten, Dana Perry, Don Hall, Clint Eastwood, Joe Letteri, Paul Young, Marion Cotillard, William C Goldenberg, Abderrahmane Sissako, Richard Stammers, Steve Carell, Dean DeBlois, Dede Gardner, Scott Fisher, Becky Sullivan, Tomasz Śliwiński, Mark Bridges, Stephane Ceretti and Andrew Lazar.

Besides the Class of 2015 photo, the most popular photography that was all over social media was the one with the five Best Actress nominees.  Seems that no one took more category nominees photos, as there was one or two nominees missing; so the Best Actress nominees photo was recorded for history.  Take a look.

So that's it, now let's hope that those that didn't make it to the luncheon make it to the awards show as is really awkward when they read their names and have to show a photo.  

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