Clayton Davis Senior Awards Editor The 96th annual Oscar nominees luncheon gathered a vibrant crowd of celebrities, filmmakers and cinephiles at the iconic Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
DeVon Franklin, a Board of Governors member, kicked off the event by announcing the roll call of attendees, starting with the esteemed composer Laura Karpman of “American Fiction” and concluding with the talented Robert Downey Jr., nominated for his supporting role in “Oppenheimer.” Here are some of the key takeaways from the event. The dog from “Anatomy of a Fall” stole the show. The breakout star of the day was the lovable pooch from “Anatomy of a Fall.” Messi, the canine actor portraying Snoop in Justine Triet’s film, stole the hearts of nearly every nominee present.
From Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera of “Barbie” fame to the musical sensation Billie Eilish, everyone seemed to be enchanted by the furry star.
Triet’s original screenplay might just have clinched an Oscar with the overwhelming affection showered upon this season’s favorite canine.Read more on variety.com