PHOTOS: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway And More Attend The Oscar's Luncheon

The count down to the big days has begun

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As we all count down to the 85th Oscars at the end of the month, a host of celebrity faces attended the pre-award show Luncheon in Los Angeles.

More than 160 Oscar contenders turned up to the annual lunch held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, including 'Argo' actor Ben Affleck and actress of the moment Jessica Chastain.

Ben Affleck and actress Sally Field share a hug inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Sellebrity RICK / Splash News)

The 162 nominees tucked into a five-star meal hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors, before mingling with each other over cocktails.

The A-list gathering may have ran smoothly inside, but outside the plush venue the Hollywood stars were greeted by a small crowd from the National Religious Campaign Against Torture protesting against the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty'.

Despite the small glitch, stars such as Naomi Watts, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway and Bradley Cooper happily lined the red carpet all, we suspect, hoping to land a gong in the coming weeks.

Check out the all the celebs in attendance in the gallery below.

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Bradley Cooper at the Oscar's Luncheon (VSummers / Splash News )