Agnes Varda, 89, Amuses Stars As She Sends Cardboard Cutout To Take Her Place At Oscar Nominees Luncheon

Meryl Streep has received a whopping 21 Oscar nominations in her time but even she seemed a little shocked as she stood next to a cardboard cutout of filmmaker Agnes Varda at this year’s nominees luncheon.

Streep, 68, could be seen giggling away as 89-year-old Varda’s cutout was placed within the A-list group for the yearly photograph.

The French filmmaker, who is nominated for Best Documentary Feature for the crowd-funded flick “Faces Places”, sent a collection of cutouts to show her in an array of different poses. She could even be seen hugging a cat in one.

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Agnes Varda’s cutout was also included in the group shot
Agnes Varda’s cutout was also included in the group shot — Getty

The cutouts were created by her 34-year-old collaborator JR, who also designed one to look like she was adjusting his hat as they stood side by side.

If she wins, Varda will be the oldest Oscar holder ever, with James Ivory, who is also nominated this year for writing “Call Me by Your Name”, being eight years younger than her.

The star made her first feature-length film “La Pointe Courte” back in 1955.

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Despite Varda’s absence, a whole host of stars still attended Monday’s luncheon, with Margot Robbie, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothee Chalamet among those to walk the red carpet.

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Oscar Nominees Attend The Academy’s Annual Luncheon



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