Kate Winslet

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For all the hullabaloo about the Oscar nominations, it's nice to know the honor also comes with a free lunch.

While Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie weren't on the menu, nominees including Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Penélope Cruz, Josh Brolin and more were on hand today to dine and dish about the upcoming Academy Awards.

Check out the celebs and the golden guy hosting the event in our 2009 Oscar Nominees Luncheon gallery.