Eva Mendes

Oscars aim to bring 'overarching joy' into our living rooms

Oscars aim to bring 'overarching joy' into our living rooms

Could you use a little overarching joy in your life? Well, that’s just what the producers of this year’s Oscars are hoping to bring into your living room next Sunday night.

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THIS YEAR’S OSCARS HOPE TO BE EARNEST, FUNNY AND JOYFUL

Veteran movie producers Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca...

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