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Katharine O'Brien, left, writer/director of "Lost Transmissions," poses with cast member Juno Temple at a special screening of the film at the Los Angeles Film School in Los Angeles.

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Bollywood actor Amyra Dastur gestures as she poses for photographs during ‘Holi’ celebrations at a party, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez celebrates the Holi festival in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal during a women's bike rally on International Women's Day in Thane.

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Leela Ladnier and Freida Pinto attend the LA Premiere of "Mira, Royal Detective" at Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

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Another walk down the catwalk; another voluminous, crimped gown and the obligatory, ‘bold’ cut. But let that be...after scaring the wits out of cinema-going citizens in Ghost Stories, Janhvi Kapoor has been handed the meatiest of roles—that of Kargil War fighter pilot Gunjan Sax­ena. Shall she make the most of The Kargil Girl? The cockpit is another world; they do things differently there.

Some people have an indescribable urge to esc­ape their natural destinies, even privileged ones. Why else, would the (adopted) daughter of one the most powerful men in the world’s most influential movie industry wade into a career of a “self-produced adult entertainer”? Radical departure or plain boredom? But Mikaela Spielberg, 23, does salute her “most evolved parents”. Resigned acceptance is probably attained in an evolved state.

Big, fleshy leaves like these are top dogs of the botanical world—sucking deeply of the sun to give its texture a thick, waxy feel. They have to, otherwise they wouldn’t be the cover of choice for carnivores in jungles, for frolicsome dames in love in thousands of Bollywood films, and for advenurous minxes and artful lensmen in urban jungles. Luxuriate, then, in Kiara Advani’s knowing innocence in Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar. We’re still looking, for green is a soothing colour.

Blessed is the film that rides on such happy coinciden­ces on its promo run—as Baaghi 3 nears the starting block, stars Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff celebrate their back-to-back birthdays, on March 2 and 3. Shraddha, in a fabulous dress, needs two hands to wield the knife. Guess the flavour? Butterscotch would be a fair bet.

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Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt attends the special screening of Netflix web series 'Guilty', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt (C) along with her mother Soni Razdan (L) and sister Shaheen Bhatt attend the special screening of Netflix web series 'Guilty', in Mumbai.

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Heidi Klum attends "America's Got Talent" season 15 red carpet at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

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Bollywood actors Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff cut a cake during former's birthday celebration, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff during former's birthday celebration, in Mumbai.

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Actress Haley Bennett attends a special screening of "Swallow" at NeueHouse Madison Square in New York.

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Actor Kamal Haasan addresses the media as he arrives to appear before the Central Crime Branch police in connection with an accident on the sets of his upcoming film, ‘Indian 2’, which left three people dead last month, in Chennai.

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An acid attack victim Ritu Saini gets a selfie clicked with Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh during International Women Day Award 2020 ceremony, in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff celebrates his birthday with Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh as they pose for media personnel in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor during a promotional event, in Mumbai.

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America Ferrera, second from left, producer of the Netflix series "Gentefied," poses with the show's cast members, from left, J.J. Soria, Karrie Martin, Annie Gonzalez and Carlos Santos at the 2020 Impact Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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Toufik Ayadi, left, Ladj Ly, center, and Christophe Barral pose with the Best Film with 'Les Miserables' in Paris.

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Anais Demoustier poses after winning the Cesar for best actress for her role in "Alice and the Mayor" in Paris.

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Dan Levy celebrates as he holds the Cesar award for Best Original music with "I lost my body" in Paris. The Cesar awards ceremony for France is the equivalent of the Oscars.

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Actress Helen Mirren arrives for the awarding ceremony for the Honorary Golden Bear at the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Helen Mirrenwill be awarded with the honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement at the film festival.

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This is a potent mix, when rightful buoyancy and birthday cheer is joined by a nar­ci­­­ssistic inanity tempered with innocence. Add to it the fact that the subject is ext­remely easy on the eye, making this extra effort for us here. Well, all Urvashi Rautela did on her 26th birthday was don this bathrobe, playfully term herself “the most amazing person” and, still playfully, demanded a holiday. Actually, it was kind of sweet.

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Actress Yvonne Strahovski, left, and co-creator, executive producer and actress, Cate Blanchett, right, attend the Berlinale Series Premiere for the film, "Stateless," during the 2020 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.

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Actress Elle Fanning, left, and actress Salma Hayek-Pinault, right, pose for the photographers during the red carpet for the film "The Roads Not Taken" at the 2020 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.

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From right, actress Salma Hayek, actress Elle Fanning, director Sally Potter and actor Javier Bardem pose for the photographers during the red carpet for the film "The Roads Not Taken" at the 2020 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.

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Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu during the promotion of her upcoming film 'Thappad', in New Delhi.

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Morgan Freeman speaks on stage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif.

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Bollywood actors Tiger Shroff and Shardha Kapoor pose for photos during the promotion of film "Baggi 3" at TV reality show 'Dance Plus', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Shardha Kapoor poses for photos during the promotion of film 'Baggi 3' at TV reality show 'Dance Plus', in Mumbai.

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Actor-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan comes out of a mortuary after paying homage to three of the victims, who died after a crane crashed on the sets of upcoming film ‘Indian 2’, in Chennai.

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Vanessa Hudgens attends the Broadway opening night of "West Side Story" at The Broadway Theatre in New York.

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His fellow Golden Age greats are justly celebra­ted—not just Gable, Tracy, Flynn, Colman and James Cagney, but William Powell, Frederic March and Robert Donat too. Robert Taylor (1911-69) seems a curiously obscure figure amidst all this well-worn starlight. Yet this classica­lly handsome actor was an immensely popular romantic lead who courted all the top ladies: Eleanor Powell in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), Irene Dunne in Magnificent Obsession (‘36) Jean Harlow in Personal Property (‘37), Barbara Stanwyck in His Brother’s Wife (‘36) and Garbo in the langurous Camille (‘36). Then there were A Yank at Oxford (‘38) and Three Comrades (‘38, screenplay by F. Scott Fitzgerald). In an effort to play challenging, ‘tough man’ roles, Taylor played a boxer in The Crowd Roars (‘38) and villains in Undercurrent (‘46), The High Wall (‘48) and Devil’s Doorway (‘50). There were old-fashioned her­oics too, in period pieces like Quo Vadis (‘51) and Ivanhoe (‘52, opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Fontaine). As if to leave nothing to chance, Taylor also personified bitter, flawed her­oes (the smooth beauty of his youth had, by now, given way to a rugged, raggged demeanour lined with the grime of experience) in Westerns like Ambush (‘49) and Westward the Women (‘51). Robert Taylor would have hoped his legacy to have lasted, but some Hollywood throws of dice give cruel returns.

Disha Patani’s sartorial exc­ursions swing between comfy, mumsy gymwear for a display of elasticity, and sexy outfits for a display of...well, an emb­arrassment of surplus oomph. We appreciate your gratitude for us plumping for the latter for our purposes. The lady, meanwhile has bagged an ‘action’ role in Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain 2, after her ‘chemistry’ with Aditya Roy Kapur in Malang impressed the discerning audience. Even those who said the film was nothing made eyes at Disha. We understand, brothers.

Can the clenched-jaw, pistol-fisted Bond attitude be channelled into a joyous, award-winning posture? Oh yes, it can, as Taapsee Pannu (though her outfit cruelly murders a butterfly) and Bhumi Pednekar shows, as they receive their critics choice Filmfare awards in Guwahati for Saand Ki Aankh, a biopic on octogenarian sharpshooters Prakashi and Chandro Tomar.

Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan at the 'Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2020', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif at the 'Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2020', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma at the 'Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2020', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone at the 'Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2020', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Tapsee Pannu poses for photographs during the press conference of upcoming film ‘Thapad’ in New Delhi.

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Anne-Marie poses for photographers upon arrival at Brit Awards 2020 in London.

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Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor displays a creation by Amit Aggarwal at the grand finale during Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

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Actress Essie Davis poses for photographers during a UK charity premiere for the film 'True History of the Kelly Gang' at a central London cinema.

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Producer Jason Blum, actress Elisabeth Moss and Director Leigh Whannell, from left to right, pose during the French premiere of The Invisible Man, in Paris.

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Bollywood actress Soha Ali khan walks the ramp showcasing fashion designer Shahin Manna's creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Esha Gupta walks the ramp showcasing fashion designer Nirmooha creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Diana Penty walks the ramp to showcase a creation by designers Shivan and Narresh during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu walks the ramp, showcasing a creation by designer Sanjukta Dutta, during the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi walks the ramp showcasing fashion designers Gauri and Nayanika creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Dia Mirza walks the ramp showcasing the creation by brand Kotwara by Meera and Muzaffar Ali at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu with her husband Karan Singh Grover walks the ramp, showcasing a creation by designer Sanjukta Dutta, during the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Tabu walks the ramp showcasing the creation by designer Gaurang at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Malaika Arora walks the ramp showcasing fashion designer Varun Chakkilam's creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Sunny Leone at a PeTA India event during the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Aditi Rao Hydari walks the ramp showcasing designer Ritu Kumar's creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Aditi Rao Hydari walks the ramp showcasing designer Ritu Kumar's creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Caitriona Balfe arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Outlander" Season 5 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

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Karen Gillan, a cast member in "The Call of the Wild," arrives at the premiere of the film at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Bollywood actors Sara Ali Khan (R) and Kartik Aaryan pose for a photograph during an interview with PTI, in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actress Sunny Leone walks on a ramp for designer Swapnil Shinde during Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Sunny Leone walks the ramp to showcase the creation of designer Swapnil Shinde during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

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Actors Zach Woods, left, Zoe Chao, Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Giulio Berruti, Ammon Jacob Ford and Julian Grey pose together at the premiere of "Downhill" at the SVA Theatre in New York.

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“Why don’t you first give a fitting reply to my anklets ­instead of trying to talk smart?” Vyjayanthimala taunted Padmini in the Kannum Kannum Kalandhu dance sequence of the film Vanjikottai Valiban (1958). Exalted as the most engrossing dance-off in Indian cinema, it eventually overshadowed the film itself and fuelled talk of rivalry between the two stars, both accomplished Bharatanatyam artists. Padmini and her siblings—Lalitha and Ragini, both actresses too—were known as the Travancore Sisters. While she starred mostly in Tamil films, often opposite Sivaji ­Ganesan, she also had a ­remarkable stint in Bollywood with Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1961) and Mera Naam Joker (1970).

“She doesn’t have much scope for talent display,” a critic rued of Pooja Hegde’s 2012 film Mugamoodi. In the ­intervening years, however, her talent has been rather glaringly on display and even won the approbation of a certain Sallu Bhai, with whom she is slated to appear in the movie Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. We sincerely hope, however, that Bhai does not mistake those doe-like irises emerging from the foliage for a blackbuck’s.

She cavorted exiguously under waterfalls, wielded guns and joints, and sported a bikini and choli with equal aplomb. So it might come as a surprise that Zeenat Aman is going to play Kasturba Gandhi in the drama Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba. Of course, she’s managed to look as stunning in a khadi sari and grey hair.

He was born when Rajinder Prasad resided in Rashtrapati Bhavan, but after Sonam Kapoor tweeted about her dad’s “timeless appearance” close to the release of Malang, many have begun noticing that Anil Kapoor’s comely visage betrays few signs of the six decades he spent on earth. On Twitter, people heralded him as a desi Benjamin Button and made enquiries about the chakki he sources his flour from. The secret of his enduring youth, he revealed, was hard work and dedication. The answer may seem more at home in a beauty pageant, but then, what else can you expect from Mr India?

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Bollywood actors Vicky Kaushal and Janhvi Kapoor walk the ramp during a fashion show displaying the collection of Gen-Next designers at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Anthony Ramos, left, and Jasmine Cephas Jones arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Spike Lee arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Lucy Boynton, left, and Rami Malek arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Diane Warren, left, signs Sandy Powell's blazer on the red carpet at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Alison Balsom, left, and Sam Mendes arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Brad Pitt arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Sandra Oh arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Patricia Taylor, left, and Keanu Reeves arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Mindy Kaling arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Florence Pugh arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Kelly Marie Tran arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Maya Rudolph arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Joaquin Phoenix arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Geena Davis arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Saoirse Ronan arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Salma Hayek arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Penelope Cruz arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Natalie Portman arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Renee Zellweger arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Bleona arrives at the 2020 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California.

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Ellery Harper, from left, Jaya Harper, Diane Ladd, and Laura Dern arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Nicole Kimpel, from left, Antonio Banderas, and Stella Banderas arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Scarlett Johansson, left, congratulates Laura Dern, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for "Marriage Story" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Rooney Mara arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Natalie Portman, from left, Taika Waititi, winner of the award for best adapted screenplay for "Jojo Rabbit", and Timothee Chalamet pose in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Laura Dern, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for "Marriage Story", poses in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Brad Pitt accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Renee Zellweger accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Judy" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Joaquin Phoenix accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for "Joker" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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