The countdown to the 90th annual Academy Awards is officially on, and with only a mere month to go, this year’s crop of nominees got a head start on the celebrations today. Everyone who earned a coveted nod gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 2018 Oscars Luncheon, where they schmoozed and reveled in the excitement of being recognized.
Two ladies who seemed extra thrilled to be there with each other? Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig and the film’s star Saoirse Ronan. The friends and coworkers shared a sweet moment inside the luncheon, embracing each other amidst the excitement. Naturally, they both looked very chic for the occasion with Ronan wearing an orange and red slip dress and Gerwig in a pink and blue tweed look.
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They weren’t the only ones enjoying the special lunch together. Laura Dern shared plenty of snaps from the afternoon on Instagram, posting shots of herself with various nominees, including Kobe Bryant, Meryl Streep, and Timothée Chalamet.
Below, see more of the best lead and supporting actress nominees—already winners in our eyes—at the luncheon.