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Feb 25, 201304:08 PM

Cheat Sheet: February 23-24: Weekend Roundup

Oscar Winners Full List

Stars dressed in their best Sunday as the 85th annual Academy Awards commenced. The winners who came out on top include Ben Aflect for Best Picture for his film Argo, Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress in the picture Silver Linings Playbook and Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress in Les Miserables. Hosted by Seth Macfarlane, this year’s Oscars produced some memorable moments including Daniel Day-Lewis’ record setting third Oscar win for Best Actor for his movie Lincoln. Other memorable moments include Michelle Obama as announcer for the Best Picture nominees, Adele’s Oscar for her original song in Sky Fall and Kristen Stewart’s odd behavior while presenting the Achievement for Production Design with actor Daniel Radcliffe. A full list of winners can be found here. (Source)

Raúl Castro says his new 5-year term as Cuba’s president will be his last

After 54 years of a Castro leading the country of Cuba, 2018 marks the end of an “era.” President Raul Castro announced on Sunday that his next term as president will be his last. Castro’s run as president has lasted since 2008, being elected after brother Fidel Castro fell ill in 2006. Since 1959, the Castro brothers have been in a presidential position in Cuba, and the end of the reign marks a time for new beginnings. Castro has elected Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, 52, to be his top vice president and possible successor. (Source)

Fans injured in daytona crash on final lap of nationwide race

At least 33 fans were injured Saturday at the NASCAR Daytona National Speedway when a 12-car crash thrusted one racer’s car into the stands. Debris and engine parts flew into the stands, injuring the audience members. The crash happened in the final lap of the Daytona 500 race when drivers Brad Keselowski (22) and Kyle Larson (32) competed for the checkered flag. Larson’s vehicle spun out of control and went engine-first into the stands. The races continued Sunday after cleanup of the crashes. Speedway President Joie Chitwood III announced that the track would not move any fans for the next races because the area’s security maintained a buffer space between the fans and the catch net. (Source)

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