Oscar luncheon photo 2012: Smile, you're standing next to Brad Pitt!

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Image Credit: AMPAS

There’s one in every class photo, isn’t there? In the photo taken at yesterday’s prestigious Oscar luncheon for the 2012 nominees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel you can spot Best Animated Short Film nominee William Joyce (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore) in the third row (good eyes, EW commenter!) giving bunny ears to his collaborator Brandon Oldenburg, who obliged him with a funny face.  (Sorry Armie Hammer, this might be the photo-bomb to end them all.)

Of course, there’s plenty more to marvel at at this virtual Where’s Waldo? of Hollywood. (Except in this case, everyone is Waldo and Waldo is very, very beautiful and rich.) The top row has some heavy-hitting power clusters, including Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, and Rooney Mara, as well as Michelle Williams next to Aaron Sorkin and Steven Spielberg, with Martin Scorsese on the far right. (Now that would have made for a memorable bunny-ears pose.)

Upon further inspection you’ll also find Jean Dujardin sandwiched between Glenn Close and his Best Actor competitor George Clooney; funnyguys and first-time nominees Jonah Hill and Bret McKenzie standing next to one another;  and Community fans — rejoice! — there’s even a Dean Pelton Easter egg, thanks to Jim Rash earning a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants. (Rash sort of looks like a little bit like the Oscar statuette, no?)

Check out a larger version of the photo here and see if you can spot other 2012 nominees like Viola Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Max von Sydow, Bérénice Bejo, Octavia Spencer, Nick Nolte, Janet McTeer, and Annie Mumolo.

Read more:
Pitt, Clooney, Davis, Mara and more talk performances, inspiration at annual Oscar luncheon
Oscars 2012: Nominees list
EW’s Oscar Central

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