The sports world isn't the only community grieving over Kobe Bryant's passing.
On Monday afternoon, several Academy Award nominees stepped out to attend the 2020 Oscars Nominees Luncheon at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Before speeches were given out and any celebrations began, the President of the Academy chose to hold a moment of silence in honor of the basketball great.
"With all of his mega success on the court, he was possibly the most excited person in the room to be a nominee," David Rubin said at the event. "I know we all send his family our deepest heartfelt condolences. Let's all just take a moment of silence…"
"As basketball players, we're really supposed to shut up and dribble. I'm glad we can do a little bit more than that," Kobe shared during his acceptance speech after producing Dear Basketball. "Thank you Academy for this amazing honor."
While winning championships with the Los Angeles Lakers was pretty epic, obtaining an Oscar was extraordinary.
"This feels better than winning the championship, to be honest with you," he shared after his win. "Growing up as a kid, I dreamed of winning championships and working really hard to make that dream come true, but then to have something like this seemingly comes out of left field."
With the Oscars less than two weeks away, anticipation is building as for who will win a special trophy next. Take a look at some of the big nominees who attended today's 2020 Oscars Nominees Luncheon in our gallery below.
—Reporting by Alli Rosenbloom