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“SHAPE OF WATER” WINS BEST PICTURE AT OSCARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Jimmy Kimmel put it, this will go down as the year men had messed things up so much — the best picture Oscar went to a movie about a women dating a fish. “The Shape of Water” captured the night’s big prize at the 90th Academy Awards last night, the first Oscars ceremony held after the Harvey Weinstein scandal rocked Hollywood — and the rest of the world. Though Weinstein was nowhere to be found, the ousted movie mogul’s presence was felt in and around the Dolby Theater. A number of those on stage referred to the #MeToo movement, including Kimmel, who hosted for the second straight year. He noted the only other person who has been booted from the motion picture academy was a relatively obscure actor ousted for giving away a screener version of a movie to his neighbor. Kimmel also noted the Oscar statue is the most trustworthy man in Hollywood these days. The reason: he keeps his hands to himself, can’t speak, so he can’t say anything offensive and — as Kimmel noted — he has “no penis at all.”

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001-w-36-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor with Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty and Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro)–The 90th Oscars are now history. And AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a science-fiction fantasy romance has won the night’s big prize. ((Wrap opens with actuality from Oscars broadcast)). (5 Mar 2018)

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002-w-51-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor with Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty and Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro)–The 90th Oscars are now history. And AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a science-fiction fantasy romance has won the night’s big prize. ((Wrap opens with actuality from Oscars broadcast)). ((Longer version of previous cut)) (5 Mar 2018)

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014-w-37-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with Jimmy Kimmel, Oscars host, during broadcast)–Jimmy Kimmel had no envelope problems to tackle. But AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the Oscars host handled things with aplomb. (5 Mar 2018)

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016-a-16-(Jimmy Kimmel, Oscars host, during broadcast)-“statue of limitations”-Jimmy Kimmel explains in his opening monologue why in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal the Oscar trophy features the most respected man in Hollywood. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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WARREN BEATTY, FAYE DUNAWAY REPEAT BEST-PICTURE PRESENTATION

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You don’t often get many do-overs in life. But Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway have found that if you do get one — you might as well make good on it. They were asked back to present the winner of the Oscar for best picture. Of course, last year’s attempt was a botch, thanks to an accountant who gave the couple the wrong envelope. This time, it went well. But when “The Shape of Water” won, director Guillermo del Toro did ask Beatty to see the envelope to make sure he was the definitely the winner. Beatty obliged and del Toro went along with his acceptance speech.

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001-w-36-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor with Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty and Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro)–The 90th Oscars are now history. And AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a science-fiction fantasy romance has won the night’s big prize. ((Wrap opens with actuality from Oscars broadcast)). (5 Mar 2018)

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002-w-51-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor with Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty and Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro)–The 90th Oscars are now history. And AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a science-fiction fantasy romance has won the night’s big prize. ((Wrap opens with actuality from Oscars broadcast)). ((Longer version of previous cut)) (5 Mar 2018)

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006-c-12-(Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, during Oscar’s broadcast)-“second time around (laughter)”-Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway got a second chance at presenting the best picture Oscar last night — and unlike last year — it went well. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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007-r-20-(Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, during Oscar’s broadcast)–Warren Beatty announces the winner of the Best Picture Oscar last night and Faye Dunaway got a second chance at presenting the best picture Oscar last night — and unlike last year — it went well. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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008-a-05-(Guillermo del Toro, director, winner of best picture at the Oscars, during Oscar’s broadcast)-“you very much”-Guillermo del Toro accepts the Oscar for best picture — and encourages other filmmakers to follow their dreams. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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OSCARS – POLITICS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump is no fan of Hollywood. And Hollywood has shown again that it’s no big fan of the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump was the butt of jokes and rebukes during the ceremony, which ran a bit over three hours. Host Jimmy Kimmel noted Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya — adding that fact alone would send Trump into a “tweet storm” as he sat on the White House toilet. Rap star and actor Common referred to Trump in lines from his Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up for Something” — saying the president has taken the side of “hate” with his statements and policies. Also coming in for criticism in that song was the NRA. A mother of one of the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre was among those invited to Los Angeles for last night’s ceremony.

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014-w-37-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with Jimmy Kimmel, Oscars host, during broadcast)–Jimmy Kimmel had no envelope problems to tackle. But AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the Oscars host handled things with aplomb. (5 Mar 2018)

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016-a-16-(Jimmy Kimmel, Oscars host, during broadcast)-“statue of limitations”-Jimmy Kimmel explains in his opening monologue why in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal the Oscar trophy features the most respected man in Hollywood. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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012-a-10-(Jimmy Kimmel,, Oscar host, during opening monologue)-“of last year”-Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel notes that Hollywood has only recently began to fully embrace the concept of diversity. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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015-a-09-(Jimmy Kimmel, Oscars host, during broadcast)-“want another thing”-Jimmy Kimmel asked winners during the opening monologue to help make sure there were no screw-ups this year. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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013-a-09-(Jimmy Kimmel,, Oscar host, during opening monologue)-“biscuit on VHS”-Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel notes that other than Harvey Weinstein, only one other person has ever been kicked out of the Motion Picture Academy for a much different offense. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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FRANCES McDORMAND BIG NIGHT AT THE OSCARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frances McDormand’s night at the Oscars is one that won’t soon be forgotten. After clutching the Oscar she won for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” she placed the statuette on the floor next to her so she could get “some perspective.” As she towered over the statuette, she asked all the women who were up for awards last night to stand and be applauded. She then challenged Hollywood to be more inclusive of female driven roles and stories. She said studio bigwigs could skip schmoozing with her and other women at post-Oscar parties — and wait a day or two to meet them in offices to discuss making movies together.

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003-w-35-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with Oscar winner Francis McDormand)–The lead actress winner last night made one of the most fiery Oscar acceptance speeches ever. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports. (5 Mar 2018)

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009-a-03-(Frances McDormand, winner, Oscar for lead actress, during Oscars broadcast)-“things to say”-Oscar winner Frances McDormand starts out her Oscars acceptance speech with a bang. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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011-a-06-(Frances McDormand, winner, Oscar for lead actress, during Oscars broadcast)-“gentlemen, inclusion rider”-Oscar winner Frances McDormand ends her Oscar speech with a call for Hollywood to be more inclusive of women in green-lighting projects. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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010-a-22-(Frances McDormand, winner, Oscar for lead actress, during Oscars broadcast)-“filmmakers, the producers”-Oscar winner Frances McDormand pauses during her acceptance speech to put down her Oscar and put the spotlight on her fellow women in Hollywood. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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OSCARS – WINNERS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it came to the Oscars, most of the news about diversity was made before last night’s ceremony — not during it. While Jordan Peele did win the Oscar for his writing for the movie “Get Out,” the film was shut out of the best picture nod. Gary Oldman won the Oscar for lead actor in a movie, beating out Daniel Kaluuya from “Get Out” and Denzel Washington, who was in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” And both Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer lost their bid for the same prize, best supporting actress. And even musically, Blige came out on the short end. Her song “Mighty River” lost for best original song — as did Common’s “Stand Up For Something.” The winner in that category was the song “Remember Me” from “Coco.”

OSCARS – GARY OLDMAN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Put the kettle on…I’m bringing Oscar.” Those were the closing words of Gary Oldman’s acceptance speech last night. He won the Academy Award for lead actor in a movie for his work in “The Darkest Hour.” Oldman concluded his remarks with a word of thanks to his mom — who is older than the 90-year-old Oscar he’d just won. Oldman noted his mom was home watching on TV — and told her he’d be by afterward for tea — and some time with his newly won Oscar.

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021-a-09-(Gary Oldman, winner of Best Actor Academy Award, for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour,” in acceptance speech)-“an incredible journey”-Gary Oldman, who won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour,” says the famous statesman was an inspiration. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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OSCARS – JET SKIS AND THEATER SURPRISE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since there was no best picture snafu this year, Jimmy Kimmel might end up getting some attention for another of his Oscar pranks. Actually there were two: he announced the person who had the shortest acceptance speech would win a $17,000-plus jet ski. That ended up being costume designer Mark Bridges, who clocked in at just over a half minute. And, for the second straight year, Kimmel took Oscar on the road, even if it was just for a walk across Hollywood Boulevard. He asked several actors to join him to personally thank a group of people in a theater watching a screening. Kimmel, Gal Godot and Lupita Nyong’o went on the theater to offer snacks, including hotdogs shot from a food cannon.

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014-w-37-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with Jimmy Kimmel, Oscars host, during broadcast)–Jimmy Kimmel had no envelope problems to tackle. But AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the Oscars host handled things with aplomb. (5 Mar 2018)

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012-a-10-(Jimmy Kimmel,, Oscar host, during opening monologue)-“of last year”-Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel notes that Hollywood has only recently began to fully embrace the concept of diversity. COURTESY: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ((mandatory on-air credit)) (5 Mar 2018)

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BOX OFFICE – “BLACK PANTHER” WINS AGAIN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — We won’t know until this time next year whether “Black Panther” will dominate the Oscars the way it has dominated the box office since its release. But it did get a shout out during last night’s academy awards telecast. Host Jimmy Kimmel acknowledged the movie’s ticket sales when he said the night was dedicated to recognizing the work of movies that Black Panther is “crushing” at the box office. Over the weekend, the reign of Wakanda continued unabated — with the movie taking in another $65.7 million over the weekend. It easily beat out two new releases in theaters this past weekend: “Red Sparrow” and “Death Wish.” All told, Black Panther has now passed the half billion dollar mark domestically after just three weeks of release. It’s the third fastest movie to reach the $500,000 million plateau.

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023-w-37-(Ben Thomas, AP correspondent)–Black Panther continues to reign at the weekend box office. AP correspondent Ben Thomas reports. ((opens with sound from movie trailer)) (5 Mar 2018)

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BILL COSBY – COURT APPEARANCE

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A day after Hollywood’s first Oscars of the #MeToo era, Bill Cosby goes to court for what is expected to be a key hearing in his upcoming retrial. The aging comedian is trying to fight a prosecution request to call as many as 19 of his accusers to the stand during the retrial. Prosecutors say they want to be able to show the jury that what happened to accuser Andrea Constand is part of a pattern Cosby has of drugging and molesting women dating back decades. Meanwhile, jury selection in the case is set for later this month.

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027-v-35-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent)–Bill Cosby is due in court for a pretrial hearing today as his lawyers clash with prosecutors over how many of his accusers are allowed to testify at his April 2 sexual assault retrial. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. (5 Mar 2018)

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KOBE BRYANT WINS OSCAR

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winning just never seems to stop for Kobe Bryant. The former NBA star is showing he can score points in Hollywood, too. He won an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” a poem he wrote as he wrapped up his 20-year career on the court. Bryant noted in his acceptance speech that some people think basketball players should “shut up and dribble” — but he’s glad many in the game do more than that. It was a clap-back at a Fox News commentator who criticized LeBron James for speaking out against racist comments President Trump has made against immigrants from Haiti and from African lands.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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