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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Oscar nominees gather at luncheon: The only photo you need to see

Gary Oldman, Jean Dujardin, Demian Bichir, Brad Pitt and George Clooney (Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images)
The 2012 Oscar nominees gathered in Beverly Hills Monday to take pictures and mingle at the award show’s annual luncheon.

“A lot of people at home think we all just hang out together,” George Clooney told reporters (via The Telegraph), with “we” referring to other famous people. “I think they think we’re always at the Hilton drinking champagne. ... The truth is I hadn’t seen Brad in about a year when I saw him at the Globes.”

That’s Brad Pitt, who later joked (via the Associated Press), “I met this guy named George.G-g-george, Jorge Clooney. Very nice guy. Very personable and very nice guy.”

There were many fine photos to come out of the star-studded event, including a nice group shot. But one picture stood out as the best...

(Chris Pizzello - Associated Press)

...Yes, that’s “The Artist’s” Jean Dujardin with his head on Clooney’s shoulder. Just two best actor nominees doing a little snuggling.

See more photos from the event below.

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Glenn Close, Jean Dujardin and George Clooney. (Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images)

Michel Hazanavicius, Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin (Kevin Winter - Getty Images)

Jean Dujardin, Brad Pitt and George Clooney mingle backstage. (Chris Pizzello - Associated Press)

Bret McKenzie arrives at the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon. (Kevin Winter - Getty Images)

Martin Scorsese with Tom Sherak (Mario Anzuoni - Reuters)

Octavia Spencer (Mario Anzuoni - Reuters)

Janet McTeer and Melissa McCarthy (Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images)

Viola Davis with Tom Sherak and husband Julius Tennon (Mario Anzuoni - Reuters)

President Tom Sherak and actress Rooney Mara (Kevin Winter - Getty Images)

See a larger version of this picture here.

Nominees for the 84th Academy Awards pose for a group photo as they attend the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 6, 2012. (HANDOUT - REUTERS)

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