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Oscar nominees come together in Los Angeles

More than 150 Oscar hopefuls including Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and Matthew Mcconaughey celebrated their nominations at the annual pre-Academy Awards party on Monday (10Feb14).

Hollywood's biggest names came together for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California to toast their nods ahead of the glitzy prizegiving in Los Angeles on 2 March (14).

Other famous faces at the Beverly Hilton Hotel bash included Best Actress competitors Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep, who are nominated for their roles in Gravity and August: Osage County respectively, as well as The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill and their director Martin Scorsese.

During the event, Best Supporting Actor nominee Hill told reporters he hasn't written an acceptance speech, and if he wins, he plans to re-use the notes he put together when he landed a nod for 2011 drama Moneyball: "My Moneyball speech is in my safe. I figured I could just change a few of the names. No, the possibility of winning is so insane to me that it seems almost indulgent to write a speech."

American Hustle co-stars Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper were also at the event, and The Hangover actor, who is going up against Hill in the Supporting Actor category, admitted he was surprised that Tom Hanks didn't land a Best Actor nod for either of his two films - Captain Phillips or Saving Mr. Banks.

Cooper said of Hanks' snub, "There's a lot of great people in this room. (But) I wish Tom Hanks was in there."

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