This Year's Oscar Nominees' Favorite Foods

Movie stars really are just like us

While it's easy to assume Hollywood's most glamorous stars subsist on kale salad and kombucha alone, their actual favorite foods might suggest otherwise. Here's what some of this year's Academy Award nominees really crave.

It turns out movie stars really are just like us.

Natalie Portman: Pancakes

The Jackie star has been known to down an entire plate of pancakes before going out on the town. You know, just in case.

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Ryan Gosling: Licorice

He may not be a cereal guy, but according to La La Land costar Emma Stone, Gosling has an insatiable sweet tooth and a particular candy-coated soft spot for Twizzlers.

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Emma Stone: French Fries

As part of Vogue's "73 Questions" video series, the crimson-haired starlet cited both french fries and Brussels sprouts as her most beloved foods (although not at the same time).

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Denzel Washington: Ice Cream

The Best Actor nominee for Fences admitted to being a superfan of Häagen-Dazs ice cream. His flavors of choice? Cherry vanilla, followed by chocolate and butter pecan.

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Meryl Streep: (Extra-Sharp) Cheddar Cheese

In her recent Ask Me Anything on Reddit, Streep admitted to being a sucker for "really sharp, extra-sharp, aged cheddar cheese." We feel you, Meryl.

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Nicole Kidman: Homemade Bread

A warm slice of homemade bread is life giving for this Best Supporting Actress nominee, especially when there's a hunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano on standby.

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Andrew Garfield: Burgers

In an interview with USA Today, the Hacksaw Ridge actor described his affinity for a classic Sunday lamb roast, as well as "a good burger."

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Naomie Harris: Popcorn

"You can't have a movie without popcorn," the Moonlight actress tells People. "It's really annoying when other people eat it, because it's so noisy. We should ban other people from eating popcorn, just me."

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Octavia Spencer: Corn Bread

When it comes to her ideal menu, the Hidden Figures star stays true to her Southern roots: Collard greens, black-eyed peas and corn bread top the list.

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