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Kevin Hart Steps Down from Hosting Oscars

The Academy gave Hart the ultimatum to apologize or step down over past homophobic tweets. But the Academy has its own issues it needs to face.

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Comedian Kevin Hart tweeted on Tuesday that being selected to host the 2019 Oscars was the "opportunity of a lifetime." On Friday, Hart said that he was stepping down over past anti-gay tweets.

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Kobe Bryant Wins Oscar, Takes Dig at Fox News Host

Bryant addressed Laura Ingraham's comments against LeBron James.

Kobe Bryant and Glen Keane accept the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for "Dear Basketball." REUTERS

Former NBA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, along with animator Glen Keane, won the Oscar on Sunday night for best animated short film for "Dear Basketball."

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Disney's 'Coco' Wins Animated Feature Oscar

It was Pixar's ninth Oscar in the animated feature category.

Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson win Best Animated Film Oscar for Coco. REUTERS

(Reuters) — "Coco," the colorful adventure into the land of the dead from Walt Disney Co's (No. 36 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) Pixar Animation Studios, won the Oscar on Sunday for best animated feature film.

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Political Correctness Earned 'Moonlight' its Oscar, Says Fox Host

"Moonlight" achieved its victory due to a "political imperative" and because "you knew what the movie was about," according to Fox host Tucker Carlson.

"Moonlight" took home the best picture award at the Oscars this weekend thanks to a "political imperative" and a "moral" obligation, according to conservative media.

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Oscars: 'Moonlight' Shines Amid Blue Ribbons

During Hollywood's biggest night the film "Moonlight" triumphed, Trump's policies were shunned and many celebrities wore blue ribbons to support the ACLU.

Tarell Alvin McCraney (L) and Barry Jenkins (R) of "Moonlight" hold their Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay. / REUTERS

The 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night had memorable moments, such as former NASA scientist Katherine Johnson taking the stage, and the film "Moonlight," a coming of age story following the life of a Black boy, taking the top award.

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Diverse Film Casts Keep Hollywood Execs Making Money at Box Office, Says Report

"Less-diverse product underperforms in the marketplace, and yet it still dominates," said Ana-Christina Ramón, co-author of the Hollywood Diversity report.

A scene from the blockbuster film "Hidden Figures."

Ahead of the 89th Academy Awards show on Sunday, UCLA has released its annual Hollywood Diversity report, which highlights that diversity means higher financial returns on productions.

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Denzel Washington at NAACP Image Awards: 'Ease is a Greater Threat to Progress than Hardship'

The nation's oldest civil rights organization continues to honor talent the Oscars are slow to recognize.

At the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards Saturday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the organization continued its legacy of recognizing outstanding Black actors, while the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences now makes an effort to catch up.

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Chris Rock at the Oscars: Hollywood is 'a different type of racist'

Chris Rock pulls no punches, Stacey Dash has an awkward moment and a company confuses Whoopi Goldberg for Oprah Winfrey.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Hollywood Directors to Skip Oscars for #JUSTICEFORFLINT Event

Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay plan to support the people of Flint rather than walk the red carpet.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Jada Pinkett-Smith, Spike Lee to Boycott Oscars for Failing in Diversity

Amidst the boycott news, fans pressure host Chris Rock to step down.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Oscar Voters Nominate All White Actors, Again

"It's the Oscars, they do what they do," says Ice Cube.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson Make Emmy Award Nomination History

Actresses Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson both earn 2015 Emmy award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Actresses Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson. Photos by Shutterstock.

By Sheryl Estrada

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