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Oscars 2018: Harvey Weinstein, Ryan Seacrest And The #MarchForOurLives Campaign

By Njideka Agbo 04 March 2018   |   8:30 pm

As Jimmy Kimmel returns to the stage a second time, here are some tiny bits you need to know:

Kimmel who had earlier said he will be mentioning the #MeToo campaign and the Time’s Up Movement. We wait to see how he will address it.

Harvey Weinstein who has been facing several allegations will be absent from today’s event.

Kareem Abeed who has been nominated for best documentary for Last Men in Aleppo will not be attending the event. This is because he was denied a visa by US authorities. 

Update: He will be attending due to the reversal by the State Department and thanks the public for the outcry saying “publicity is the reason the appeal went faster”.

Colours are not just colours anymore. In recognition of the teens who are advocating the #MarchForOurLives campaign, stars have said that they will be wearing orange coloured American pins to show support. Already, George Clooney and wife, Amal have donated the sum of $500,000 on behalf of their twins, Ella and Alexander, inspiring Oprah Winfrey to match their donation.

We wait to see if Christopher Nolan Dunkirk will be able to increase the number of second-world-war related films Oscar “Best Picture” awards to 11.

Founder of #MeToo campaign, Tarana Burke, has asked that E!’s host Ryan Seacrest be disallowed from covering the event until he is cleared of the sexual allegation levelled against him.

88-year-old Christopher Pulmmer is the oldest actor to be nominated for an Oscar. he has been nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role.

The statuettes have officially been named the Academy Award of Merit,  and “are solid bronze and are plated in 24 karat gold”, ABC tweeted

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