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

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Nominee for Best Actress in 'Gravity' Sandra Bullock arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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