Lady Gaga, Alfonso Cuaron, James Lee, Rami Malek, Nadine Labaki and dozens of filmmakers, producers, costume designers and industry experts gathered today for the 91st Oscar’s luncheon event in Beverly Hills. With three weeks leading to the big event, the 2019 Academy Awards has already been praised for its evident diversity amongst the nominees. According to John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this year includes the biggest number of female nominees.

Set to take place on the 24th of February, the Oscar ceremony’s hosts still have not been announced. Meanwhile, media entities were fast to assume that this year might go on without a host, for the second time in the history of the academy awards.

On the other hand, the 91st telecast is expected to be much shorter than before. Accordingly, producers have been encouraging the nominees to keep their acceptance speeches short.