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Heavy rains mar start of 2020 Oscars red carpet


Heavy rain marred the start of the Oscars on Sunday, sending workers scurrying to hold off leaks on the red carpet as Hollywood’s biggest night got underway.

Chilly weather and dark clouds over Hollywood brought rain pouring down just before A-list stars began arriving at the Dolby Theatre, and workers used long sticks to push rain pooling off the plastic covering the red carpet.

“Pose” star Billy Porter — sporting another show-stopping look with a gold feathered sleeveless top, flowing orange skirt and platform shoes — was among the early arrivals, along with George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, the two British stars of war movie and best picture frontrunner “1917.”

Sunday’s ceremony could see a number of historic firsts and an all-white actor winner podium that has revived the #OscarsSoWhite debate.