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Kevin Hart says 2019 Oscars host job is ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

LOS ANGELES: Comedian Kevin Hart will host next year’s Oscar ceremony for the first time, the “Ride Along” actor said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars,” Hart wrote. The Academy Awards are the film industry’s highest honors. “So are we,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, responded on Twitter. “Welcome to the family.” Hart, 39, who also starred in 2017 film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” follows…

‘The Shape of Water’ wins Oscar for best picture

WASHINGTON: "The Shape of Water" on Sunday won top honors at the Oscars including the coveted best picture statuette, bringing the curtain down on a Hollywood awards season overshadowed by scandal over sexual misconduct in showbiz. Guillermo del Toro's fairy tale romance led the charge going into the show with 13 nominations, and took home best picture -- the top prize of the night -- as well as best director and statuettes for production design and best original score. In an night of honors being shared fairly evenly…

WATCH: This is how the Oscars’ trophy is created!

The Oscar statuette—true to its original 1929 design—is the most recognized trophy in the world. Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking. In the very same month, new ones are cast by Polich Tallix fine art…

‘La La Land’ leads Oscar nominations with 14 nods

Romantic musical 'La La Land' topped the list of Oscar nominations on Tuesday with 14 nods, including for best picture, actor, actress and director. The movie -- a whimsical tribute to Hollywood's Golden Age of musicals, set in modern-day Los Angeles -- earned nods for best picture, best director for 32-year-old Damien Chazelle, and for its two stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. "La La Land" is now well-placed as the film to beat at the Oscars bash on February 26 -- the climax of Hollywood's awards season, to be…