LOS ANGELES -- Steven Spielberg talked movies with Harvey Weinstein. John Travolta chatted with Bradley Cooper. Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black shared cellphone photos.

Those stars, along with Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Kelsey Grammer, Christina Hendricks and others, lit up the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual summer luncheon Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where the group behind the Golden Globe Awards presented grants and introduced its officers for the coming year.

The stars helped present and accept $1.2 million in grants from the association to organizations around the country that promote film education and preservation.

The Sundance Institute, Film Foundation and American Film Institute were among 40 nonprofit beneficiaries of grants this year.

But the organization's annual luncheon was really about schmoozing with the stars.

"I loved your movie," Weinstein said to Travolta, who stars in Oliver Stone's marijuana drama "Savages." `'I thought your movie was great."

Meanwhile, Hoffman and Black swapped snaps on their iPhones as Washington and Hendricks posed for a photo.

"I am here to get nominated," Hoffman joked as he took the stage. He told the audience he had just turned 75.

"Dustin's 75 and he looks great; I'm 57 and I look like hell!" said the grey-bearded Grammer, who sat with his new wife, Kayte.

Don Johnson was practically unrecognizable with a newly taut face and his long hair wrapped into a bun. He referred to "Scandal" star Washington as "poised, delicious and divine."

Washington said from the stage that she'd gotten close to Black during the luncheon.

"I'm going to call him my dear friend because of the things we've shared this afternoon," she said of the comedian.

Black addressed Spielberg from the podium: "`Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer' looks incredible," the funnyman said to the director of "Lincoln," a different movie.

Lawrence also joked with the legendary filmmaker.

"I just had to follow Steven Spielberg," she said when she took the stage. "Or you opened for me, actually."

The president of the association, Aida Takla-O'Reilly, also poked fun at the filmmaker, saying the luncheon was especially memorable for her.

"This is the day Steven Spielberg pulled my scarf out of the soup and wiped it for me," she said.

Spielberg thanked the organization for its support of film-preservation efforts that totaled $3.6 million over the past 16 years. Film is "mankind's most original medium," he said.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has given nearly $15 million in grants over the past 18 years from profits generated by the Golden Globe Awards telecast. The 2013 Golden Globes are set for Jan. 13.

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Actor Dustin Hoffman and HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly onstage at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Actors Tyne Daly and Dustin Hoffman attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Actors Dustin Hoffman and Kelsey Grammer attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Actor Dustin Hoffman and executive Harvey Weinstein attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Actors Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Director Stephen Spielberg and actor Dustin Hoffman attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for HFPA)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Jack Black and Myra Veronica attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Brittany Lanham and actor Jack Black attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Actors Don Johnson and Jack Black attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: (L-R) Actors Bradley Cooper and Jack Black attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: (L-R) Actors Bradley Cooper, Jordana Brewster and Don Johnson attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: (L-R) Actors Kerry Washington and Bradley Cooper attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Presentation Of Grants

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Actor Bradley Cooper speaks onstage at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Actors Kelsey Grammer and Tyne Daly attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2012 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for HFPA)