Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mt. Lebanon Native Good as Gold at Oscars

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mt. Lebanon Native Good as Gold at Oscars

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Hellooo, gorgeous production design: Mt. Lebanon native Jay Hart scored his first Oscar Sunday night at the 91st Academy Awards. Working as set decorator with Hannah Beachler for "Black Panther" production design, the two won those iconic gold statuettes at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Mr. Hart, 62, had been nominated previously for 1997's "L.A. Confidential" and 1998's "Pleasantville." "Black Panther" won out over "First Man," "The Favourite," "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Roma."

Roughly 39 minutes into the awards ceremony on ABC, the wait was finally over for Mr. Hart. He said earlier this month that while being nominated for an Oscar is certainly fun, the sense of expectation leading up to the big night can be huge.

Mr. Hart got his start in the movies decades ago with George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead," which shot underground in an old mine in Butler. …

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