Nothing to see here! Best Actress nominees Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, and Jessica Chastain all partied together at The Hollywood Reporter's Academy Awards nominee party at Spago in Beverly Hills on Monday night.
Lawrence, Chastain, and Watts are all considered front-runners in their Oscar category — but would they ever join forces together on a film?
“It would be so great,” Watts told omg! about collaborating someday with Jennifer and Jessica. “I think they are both extraordinary actresses. I have great respect for both of them, I would love that.”
It’s likely the feeling is mutual (but we’ll get to that later).
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omg! also chatted with Lawrence, 22, who stunned in a gold Valentino dress. We asked her if she had to be stranded on a desert island with any fellow nominee, who would it be?
“Oh, Sally Field for sure!” Jennifer responded excitedly.
Seems that the “Lincoln” star — who is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category — is a hit among fellow nominees.
“You know, I’ve gotten to meet a lot of [nominees] before — but I’ve had a great time with Sally Field,” Amy Adams told omg! about the friendship she's formed over awards season so far. “She and I bond over our television viewing and what we TiVo. It’s been a good time!”
Inside the party, Field and her “Lincoln” director Steven Spielberg made a cameo early on in the evening.
Watts sat at a table with friends, where, shortly upon arriving, Lawrence came up to say hello. Lawrence told her what an honor it is to be nominated in the same category, which prompted Watts to get up and congratulate her before they took a photo together. Naomi spent the rest of the evening chatting closely with “Enlightened” star Laura Dern while Jennifer Lawrence hung out with her “Silver Linings Playbook” co-star Julia Stiles.
Adams, Chastain, and “Homeland” beauty Morena Baccarin were all spotted talking together in an adjoining room while “Les Miserables” director Tom Hooper was mingling with partygoers nearby.
However, the person most in demand at the bash was none other than “Argo” director Ben Affleck. He made a low-key entrance skipping the red carpet, but that didn't stop the crowd from ogling the actor.
As he sipped on a drink with Adam Shankman, a line of people (and a sea of women) formed, all waiting to shake Ben's hand or to simply just take a picture. It seems “Argo” fever will not be slowing down anytime soon. Even resident DJ Snoop Lion (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg) said that “Argo” was one of his favorite films of the year.
If that isn’t a Best Picture endorsement, what is?
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