The Latest: Huge laughs for bunny-covered McCarthy at Oscars

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles:

In a seeming nod to “The Favourite” and its Queen Anne’s affection for bunnies and elaborate dress, Melissa McCarthy had her audience roaring with laughter as she came out to present the award dressed in a huge, white queen’s gown covered with stuffed rabbits.

The laughter continued as McCarthy explained that a costumer’s job is to present authentic dress for actors but “never distract from the story.”

She presented the award with Brian Tyree Henry, who was also decked out in an elaborate period dress.

Laughter resumed as she struggled to open the winner’s envelope with a bunny puppet attached to one of her hands.

The Oscar went to Ruth E. Carter, costumer for “Black Panther.

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