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Exclusive Portraits From the 2022 Oscar Nominees Luncheon: Billie Eilish, Ariana DeBose and More

2022 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Michael Buckner for Variety

This year’s Academy Award hopefuls gathered for lunch at the Fairmont Century Plaza hotel and stopped by Variety’s portrait studio to talk about their nominations and more.

Billie Eilish talked about possibly catching the acting bug while Jessica Chastain revealed what she did for her fellow lead actress nominees. Ciarán Hinds recalled his start in the business and Aunjanue Ellis admitted she didn’t watch the nominations being announced.

The Oscars will air live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on ABC on March 27 starting at 5 p.m.