Oscar Nominees Spill Class Photo Picture-Taking Techniques
By Raphael Chestang
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Academy Award nominees Eddie Redmayne, Steve Carell, Patricia Arquette, Michael Keaton, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Jones and more were on hand at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the Oscar nominee luncheon on Monday, where ET's Nancy O'Dell got the stars to dish on their techniques for taking the most important picture of their lives.
"There's quite a lot to smile about, being next to all those people, so I'll be smiling for sure," Redmayne predicted of the Oscar class photo.
"I'll be like, 'Get out the way! I wanna talk to Reese!'" Jones joked.
Oscar voting is still open so whatever the nominees say can still have an impact on who wins the statuette on Sunday, Feb. 22 on ABC. During their time at the podium, each nominee let their personality shine through in some candid moments.
"[It's] nice to be older, because you really don't care about a lot of things anymore," Keaton told reporters. "You just say, 'F**k it.' I could be dead tomorrow and I never want to look back and think I was a bull sh****r."
Arquette described how she reacted to her nomination news, saying, "I grabbed this kid next to me and I said, 'I got nominated for an Academy Award!'"
Witherspoon -- who had just flown in from New Orleans, where she was filming Hot Pursuit with Sofia Vergara -- joked about how she got herself ready for the luncheon.
"I have bruises up and down my legs from fighting with Sofia in this fight sequence," Witherspoon told reporters. "That's basically how I prepared - wrestling with Sofia Vergara. It actually is good for your skin. It's a good way to get your muscles going. She's very tough. She's a strong girl."