Apparently this is a big deal.
On Monday (February 5), Kobe Bryant was placed in the front row of the annual Oscars Lunch photo, ahead of big stars like Maryl Streep, Margot Robbie, Guillermo Del Toro, and more.
Can you spot him below?
Kobe's nominated for Best Animated Short for "Dear Basketball" and he looks like he's enjoying himself!
After all, he's a front-and-center type of guy.
photo via TMZ