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Oscars 2018 - First Round of Presenters Announced!

The first round of presenters for the 2018 Oscars have been revealed!

The ceremony will be broadcasted live on March 4 on ABC, and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

On Friday (February 16), producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd revealed the first round of presenters: Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Tiffany Haddish, Greta Gerwig, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and Daniela Vega.

“Whether returning to the Oscars stage or gracing it for the first time, each of these artists bring their own distinguishing and energetic appeal. Their contributions will make for an unforgettable evening,” the producers said.

Check out all the 2018 Oscars nominees, if you haven’t already!

Kumail Nanjiani Was Excited That His Movie Was Illegally Uploaded on the Internet!

Kumail Nanjiani‘s Oscar-nominated movie The Big Sick wound up on a pretty unexpected website – and he’s definitely excited about it!

The 39-year-old actor and stand-up comedian appeared on Conan on Wednesday night (February 7).

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During his appearance, Kumail explained to Conan O’Brien that his movie was illegally uploaded – and discussed the funny and unexpected scenario.

“First of all, I’d like to think of the people who found it…and being like ‘this one’s taking a long time,’” he joked.

Watch him explain below!

Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon Reveal How They Handle Sexism & Racism

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are all smiles as they arrive at the 2018 Makers Conference on Tuesday afternoon (February 6) at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The married couple stopped by the conference to talk about their Oscar-nominated movie The Big Sick – which they co-wrote together and is based on their own real love story.

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During their talk, Kumail and Emily chatted about how they deal with sexist and racist comments made against one another.

“One thing we’ve learned is if someone’s racist, I take that on, and if someone’s sexist he takes that on,” Emily said during the conference. “Because so often when you have to confront it yourself, it’s not only belittling, but it makes people sometimes dismiss you because you’re ‘crazy.’ But when you’re coming to the aid of your partner, that’s a different thing.”

10+ pictures inside of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon at the conference…More Here! »

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Timothee Chalamet, Greta Gerwig, Laurie Metcalf & More Celebrate at THR's Nominees Night!

Timothee Chalamet is dapper in a green suit while hitting the carpet at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Nominees Night Celebration held at CUT on Monday evening (February 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 22-year-old Call Me By Your Name star was joined at the event by Lady Bird‘s Greta Gerwig and Laurie Metcalf, I, Tonya‘s Allison Janney, Get Out‘s Jordan Peele and Betty Gabriel, Shape of Water‘s Guillermo del Toro, Richard Jenkins and Doug Jones, The Florida Project‘s Willem Dafoe, and Three BillboardsSam Rockwell.

Also in attendance to celebrate 2018 Oscar contenders were Darkest Hour‘s Gary Oldman and wife Gisele Schmidt, The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, Joshua Jackson, The Greatest Showman‘s Keala Settle, Star WarsKelly Marie Tran, Dominic West, Molly’s Game director Aaron Sorkin and Molly Bloom, and performers of the night Common and Miguel.

FYI: Allison is wearing Dsquared2 suit, Tyler Ellis clutch, Hearts On Fire diamond necklaces and a Gilan diamond ring. Greta is wearing a vintage Cardinali dress. Laurie is wearing a Yanina Couture dress.

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Daniel Kaluuya & Gary Oldman Celebrate Oscar Nods at Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon

Daniel Kaluuya and Gary Oldman are kicking off Oscars celebrations!

The actors stepped out at the 2018 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday (February 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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

Both Daniel, who starred in Get Out, and Gary, who starred in Darkest Hour, are up for Best Actor.

They were also joined at the event by fellow nominees Jordan Peele, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Willem Dafoe, Sam Rockwell, Aaron Sorkin, Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg.

FYI: Daniel, Sam and Willem are all wearing Prada.

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Mary J. Blige Joins John Boyega at Virtuosos Awards in Santa Barbara

Mary J. Blige stuns on the red carpet as she arrives at the 2018 Virtuosos Awards Presented by UGG on Saturday night (February 3) at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The 47-year-old Oscar-nominated actress went glam in a burgundy and sheer dress for the awards show held during the 2018 Santa Barbara Film Festival.

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Other stars at the event included John Boyega, Timothee Chalamet, Daniel Kaluuya, Kumail Nanjiani and wife Emily V. Gordon, and Dania Ramirez.

FYI: Mary is wearing an Azzaro Couture dress and Norman Silverman jewelry. Emily is wearing an Alice + Olivia dress.

15+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the awards show…More Here! »

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Jordan Peele Called Whoopi Goldberg After 'Get Out' Oscar Nominations Announcement!

Greta Gerwig happily poses alongside Jordan Peele while attending the Writers Guild’s 2018 Beyond Words event held at the Writers Guild Theater on Thursday (February 1) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Oscar-nominated writer-director’s were joined at the event by The Big Sick‘s Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, Shape of Water‘s Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, Molly’s Game‘s Aaron Sorkin, and The Imitation Game‘s Graham Moore.

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Jordan recently visited the U.C.L.A. students studying his work for Get Out, and shared that Whoopi Goldberg accepting her Oscar for Ghost in 1991 taught him “there’s no ceiling for people like me.”

“I remember internalizing that,” Jordan told the students (via Vanity Fair). “Like, wow, she’s speaking to me, ’cause this is something I want to do, I feel like I can do. When those nominations came together last week, I realized the awards and the acknowledgment is bigger than me, and bigger than my own personal accomplishment. By seeing my work be recognized this way, there’s a whole generation of people who will be uplifted by that. And that’s why I’m here.”

“I never would’ve made Get Out without the dream, and part of the dream for me was Whoopi, was the Oscars, was realizing that there wasn’t a ceiling for people like me,” Jordan continued, revealing that he cold-called Whoopi after finding out Get Out‘s nominations. “I lost it in the middle of the call, because it’s not something I think about all the time, and part of telling that story was this realization that I have the opportunity to help show others that they can achieve their dream in the same way. She said, ‘Look, thank you, sometimes you put something out there, and you don’t know if someone’s hearing it or not’. It was just one of the best calls I’ve ever had.”

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