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Mark Hamill to present award at Oscars


LOS ANGELES — Mark Hamill — Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars saga — will present an Oscar at the upcoming Academy Awards before getting his Walk of Fame star.

Hamill will attend the Oscars, March 4, four days before he is honored personally with his Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

The actor, now 66, joked on Twitter: “Note to self: 1) Talk fast enough so the orchestra doesn’t try to play me off. 2) No ‘R2-Me Too’ jokes. 3) After opening the envelope, don’t say ‘La La Land.’”

The last quip references last year’s unpreceden­ted Best Picture mix up, when that movie was read out instead of the real winner Moonlight.

Other presenters on the big day at the Dolby theater include Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Eva Marie Saint, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran and Zendaya.

As for that star of Hamill’s: “Star Wars fans from around the world and a galaxy far, far away will be excited to hear that legendary actor Mark Hamill will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“We are proud to add this extraordin­ary talent to the historic Hollywood monument,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

Hamill will receive star number 2,630. — AFP

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