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Kobe Bryant Is an Oscar Winner - Watch His Acceptance Speech!

Kobe Bryant accepts his award on stage at the 2018 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 4) in Hollywood.

The 39-year-old basketball player won the award for Best Documentary – Short Subject for producing the short film Dear Basketball.

“I don’t know if it’s possible, as basketball players we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble. I’m glad we do a little bit more than that,” Kobe said during his speech. Thank you, Academy, for this amazing honor. Thank you John Williams for such a wonderful piece of music. Thank you Verizon for believing in the film. Thank you Molly Carter, without you we wouldn’t be here and to my wife Vanessa and to our daughters Natalia, Gianna and Bianka… you are my inspiration.”

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Nominee Kobe Bryant Poses With Wife Vanessa on the Red Carpet at Oscars 2018

Kobe Bryant looks sharp on the red carpet at the 2018 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 4) in Hollywood.

Kobe‘s animated film, Dear Basketball, is nominated for Best Animated Short Film during the evening’s ceremony. The short film was written by Kobe, and is based on a letter he wrote to The Players’ Tribune in 2015 announcing his retirement from basketball.

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Kobe posed alongside his wife, Vanessa Bryant, on the red carpet.

Make sure to watch the Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, at 8pm EST/5pm PST on ABC.

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Eva Longoria & Ellen Pompeo Hit the Carpet at 'Wrinkle In Time' Premiere

Eva Longoria put her baby bump on display at the premiere of A Wrinkle In Time!

The 41-year-old pregnant actress stepped out at the event on Monday evening (February 26) at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Eva was joined at the event by Ellen Pompeo and her eight-year-old daughter Stella.

They were also joined by Laura Dern, who brought her 13-year-old daughter Jaya, Salma Hayek, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Tessa Thompson and Yara Shahidi.

Other attendees included Bianca Lawson, Susan Kelechi Watson, Sasha Lane, Angela Bassett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jay Hernandez, Meagan Good, Kobe Bryant and Yvette Nicole Brown.

FYI: Ellen is wearing a Cienne jumpsuit. Tracee is wearing Michael Kors. Tessa is wearing a Miu Miu dress and carrying a Judith Leiber clutch. Yara is wearing a Chanel dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Bianca is wearing a J. Mendel dress, Saint Laurent shoes, Neil Lane jewelry and carrying a Tyler Ellis bag. Sasha is wearing a Céline gown. Angela is wearing a Greta Constantine jumpsuit, Norman Silverman jewelry and Loriblu shoes. Jurnee is wearing a Missoni dress, David Yurman jewelry and Katy Perry Collections shoes. Meagan is wearing a Helo Rocha dress, Effy Jewelry and Graziela Gems. Eva is wearing a Stella McCartney coat, Tom Ford dress, and Gianvito Rossi shoes.

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Mary J. Blige & Kobe Bryant Join Stars at Oscar Nominees Luncheon!

Mary J. Blige looked lovely in white while at the 2018 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon!

The 47-year-old singer and actress stepped out at the event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday (February 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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The annual event celebrates all of the people nominated for Oscars this year!

Mary is a double nominee who is up for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in Mudbound as well as Best Original Song for “Mighty River.”

She was joined at the event by fellow nominees Kobe Bryant, who is up for Best Animated Film for Dear Basketball, Dee Rees, Common and Andra Day.

FYI: Mary is wearing Tom Ford.

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Adam Levine, Kevin Hart & More Support Kobe Bryant at Jersey Retirement Ceremony!

Adam Levine gives photographers the peace sign while making his way through Staples Center to attend the Kobe Bryant Jersey Retirement Ceremony held on Monday (December 18) in Los Angeles.

The 38-year-old Maroon 5 singer was joined by Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish, Ice Cube, Jack Nicholson, Lil Yachty, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant himself at the event held during halftime of the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors.

Kobe took the microphone and thanked the organization, his teammates, his fans and his family – Watch the full speech below!

“Those times when you get up early and you work hard. Those times you stay up late and you work hard,” Kobe expressed. “Those times when you don’t feel like working. You’re too tired. You don’t want to push yourself, but you do it anyway… That is actually the dream.”

The celebrations continued into the evening at the KOBELAND event at the Staples Center.


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