Though some call it nerd prom, the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner is the glitziest event of the year in Washington, bringing in more celebrities than we policy wonks know what to do with. News organizations in the White House Correspondents' Association host celebrities and sports stars at sit alongside politicians and politicos for a dinner at the Washington Hilton, bringing together Hollywood and the so-called "Hollywood for ugly people."
It's been reported that this year's guest list has been toned down from years past. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of stars slated to attend Saturday's event. Here's our roundup of the biggest names:
How you know him: Oscar-winning director, most recently of "Lincoln"
His host: Time/Fortune
Washington ties: Gave $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA
How you know her: Actress and singer
Her host: Bloomberg
Washington ties: Raised money for the Obama campaign and the DNC
How you know her: Oscar-winning actress, most recently of "The Paperboy"
Her host: USA Today
How you know him: Academy Award-winning actor
His host: NBC/NBC News
Washington ties: Will play Ronald Reagan in the upcoming indie film "Reykjavik"
How you know him: Director, producer, screenwriter, and executive, most famously of "Star Wars"
His host: NPR
Washington ties: Obama supporter, has testified in front of Congress
How you know him: Academy Award-winning actor, most recently on "House of Cards"
His host: Bloomberg
Washington ties: Plays Congressional Majority Whip on "House of Cards"
How you know him: Co-founder of Miramax Films, big-time Hollywood producer
His host: Daily Beast
Washington ties: Will be hosting Obama at an upcoming DNC fundraiser in his New York home in May
How you know her: Emmy award-winning actress on "Homeland"
Her host: CBS
Washington ties: Plays a CIA agent on "Homeland," which happens to be one of Obama's favorite shows
How you know her: Actress, most recently in "This Means War"
Her host: Daily Beast
Washington ties: Visited the White House in 2010
Michael J. Fox
How you know him: Emmy-winning actor, to return to TV this fall
His host: NBC/NBC News
Washington ties: His Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has lobbied Congress for research funding
How you know him: Former NBA basketball player
His host: Huffington Post
Washington ties: Endorsed Obama, met with Gov. Chris Christie (who is also at the Huffington Post table) to discuss New Jersey's gun buyback
How you know her: Actress in "The Avengers"
Her host: Huffington Post
Washington ties: Campaign for Obama