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Meryl Streep poses with her children at the Academy Museum Gala: See the celeb photos

The 2023 Academy Museum Gala, the star-studded annual fundraiser held to fund the museum's exhibitions and public programming, took place in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The precursor to the 96th Academy Awards, set to air in March, the gala also recognized honorees Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Coppola for their contributions to storytelling and cinema.

Streep is featured in the latest season of "Only Murders in the Building," and Jordan starred in and directed the latest "Creed" installment earlier this year. "Priscilla" director Coppola is coming off the success of directing her Priscilla Presley biopic in October, while Winfrey is gearing up for the release of "The Color Purple," the musical film remake of the 1985 movie, on Christmas Day.

Before the gala, A-listers and stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Eva Longoria, Demi Moore, Jared Leto, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o (and Selema Masekela), Salma Hayek, Selena Gomez, Natalie Portman and Dua Lipa graced the red carpet.

The third annual event, held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, was co-chaired by Ava DuVernay, Ryan Murphy, Halle Berry and museum trustee Eric Esrailian. The event is also an opportunity for stars to promote their films ahead of Oscar season and post-SAG-AFTRA strike.

Leonardo DiCaprio attends the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' third annual gala on Dec. 3, 2023, in Los Angeles.
Leonardo DiCaprio attends the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' third annual gala on Dec. 3, 2023, in Los Angeles.

The 96th Academy Awards are set to air March 10, 2024, on ABC. The ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Nominations will be announced on Jan. 23.

The 96th Oscars will begin one hour early, with the official show starting at 7 p.m. ET for the first time, ABC said Thursday. The official pre-show will also begin earlier, at 6:30 p.m. ET. Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the Oscars for the fourth time.

The hosting gig marks the second year in a row Kimmel has hosted the Oscars, with Kimmel emceeing the 95th Academy Awards in March. The comedian also hosted in 2017, the infamous year of Envelopgate, and 2018.

Here are the other stars who flocked to the Academy Museum Gala Sunday night.

Meryl Streep attends Academy Gala with her children, son-in-law Mark Ronson

Meryl Streep poses with daughters Grace Gummer (third from right) and her husband Mark Ronson (third from left), Mamie Gummer (second from right), Louise Jacobson (right), son Henry Wolfe (left) and his wife Tamryn Storm Hawker (second from left).
Meryl Streep poses with daughters Grace Gummer (third from right) and her husband Mark Ronson (third from left), Mamie Gummer (second from right), Louise Jacobson (right), son Henry Wolfe (left) and his wife Tamryn Storm Hawker (second from left).

The gala was a family affair for Streep and her four children, Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer, Louise Jacobson and Henry Wolfe. Grace Gummer's husband, music producer Mark Ronson (who scored the Grammy-nominated "Barbie" soundtrack) and her only son's wife, Tamryn Storm Hawker, were also part of the group.

Streep's husband, sculptor Don Gummer, was not pictured; the two have reportedly been separated for six years amid their 45-year marriage.

Lupita Nyong'o and Selema Masekela reunite amid breakup rumors

In October, Nyong'o sparked rumors that she and Masekela broke up after posting on Instagram about being in "a season of heartbreak."

The "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" star wrote that she felt compelled to share a "a personal truth and publicly dissociate myself from someone I can no longer trust." Her heartbreak, she added, is due to "a love suddenly and devastatingly extinguished by deception."

The two were all smiles at the Academy Museum Gala event.

Salma Hayek Pinault celebrates 'inspiring women across the industry'

Salma Hayek Pinault looked ethereal in an ivory Gucci gown that hugged her curves.

Over on her Instagram, she called the event "a beautiful night ... with some inspiring women across the industry."

Selena Gomez graces the red carpet in Valentino

Gomez donned a pitch-black gown with silver rosettes that wrapped around her neck and across her chest, courtesy of Valentino.

She accessorized with matching opera gloves and silver jewelry.

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Contributing: KiMi Robinson, USA TODAY

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