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Oscars

Well, excuse me while I throw away my first draft, won't you?

The competitors in the 2016 Oscars race were announced Thursday, in an event that was live-streamed from California. The winners will be announced on Feb. 28.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Matthew McConaughey is a “resident philosopher;” BuzzFeed profiles Dale Hansen; how did a little-known candidate make it into a runoff, and more.

'12 Years A Slave,' 'Gravity' Win Big At The Oscars

Mar 2, 2014

After several days of heavy rain in Los Angeles, the sun came out just as the 86th annual Academy Awards got underway at the Dolby Theater.

The big award of the night, for Best Picture, went to 12 Years a Slave. The film tells the harrowing tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man in New York who was sold into slavery. (See the full list of winners below.)

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A big weekend for a Dallas-themed movie; Greg Abbott's personal connection to the Texas gay marriage case; Allen ISD is closing its palatial stadium due to cracks; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a big day for a Dallas-themed movie; when it comes to plastic bag bans, how green will Dallas get?; Texas tests out drones, and more.