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On the Lot: '12 Years a Slave', 'Gravity,' more




Nominee for Best Actress in 'Gravity' Sandra Bullock arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood.
Nominee for Best Actress in 'Gravity' Sandra Bullock arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood.
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Today: A visit to LA's Creole corridor where true Mardi Gras traditions are alive and well. Plus, "Twelve Years a Slave" wins best picture and a part in public school curriculum around the country.

In a few minutes, we're going to be talking with a Microsoft statistician who's been using data to predict winners. 

"12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" dominated and divided the night. Did that make this maybe a less interesting night than other Oscars? 

Rebecca Keegan writes about film for the Los Angeles Times. She joins us now on the show.