"I was talking to one person and said, 'This is actually my eighth [Oscars luncheon],'" Washington told ET. "The guy next to me says, 'It's my 21st.'"
The guy next to Washington was sound mixer Andy Nelson, who has won twice before.
"I was just excited to be a part of it," said two-time nominee Pharrell Williams, who dressed casual in a sweatshirt and jeans. "It was pretty cool."
For the epic photo, a pregnant Natalie Portman sat in the front next to Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone and Matt Damon. Across from Damon was Justin Timberlake, while Ryan Gosling posed with his arms crossed in the back. And in front of Gosling stood Lion co-stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, who smiled side-by-side next to Mel Gibson.
While first-time nominees like Andrew Garfield were taking everything in, other more seasoned vets like Washington were able to relax a bit more. In fact, the two-time Oscar winner and Fences star is so laid-back, he celebrated his recent SAG Award on the couch.