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Posted 8:53am on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

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Do the Oscars make you as delusional with excitement as Natalie Portman in Black Swan? Do the twists and turns of the annual telecast leave you speechless, a la Colin Firth in The King’s Speech? Would you cut off your arm to win a new flat-screen TV?

Lucky for you, that won't be necessary. DFW.com is back once again to celebrate all things Oscar, and we're giving away not one but two TVs this Oscar season.

It’ll all unfold at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where, along with our pals at the Modern and the Lone Star Film Society, we’ll be hosting our third annual Oscar Watching Party. Aside from watching the telecast on the big screen, the evening promises a lot of fun, red-carpet glamour and fabulous prizes given away throughout the night (we mentioned the TVs, right?). The details:

The Oscar picks contest(s): Before you start ironing your outfit for the party, go to DFW.com/Oscar to make your picks and you’ll be entered to win a 40” Toshiba HDTV flatscreen, courtesy of our friends at Marvin Electronics. You might also win a prize-package of 18 Oscar winning films on DVD. We’re thinking Christian Bale is a lock, but beyond that, it’s anybody’s guess. At the Oscar party at the Modern, you’ll have another chance to win one of those beautiful 40-inch babies: there will be a drawing for a second 40" flatscreen from Marvin. Or, as we like to call him, our generous Uncle Marvin.

The costume contest: Last year’s party turned up a bevy of wonderful movie-inspired costumes: Avatars, a Crazy Heart-ed couple, a striking Davy Jones’ Locker from Pirates of the Caribbean, and a colorful gang of friends who came as some gloriously Inglourious Basterds. So what’ll it be this year, folks? We’re expecting to spy some Rooster Cogburns, an avalanche of Mark Zuckerberg hoodies, a few battered boxers, and at least one full-on black (or white) swan. So dazzle our crack team of celebrity judges, who will be giving out prizes for the best and most glamorous costumes. The grand-prize winner will win a framed poster of The Fighter, autographed by David O. Russell and the entire cast.

Become a 'Toy Story’ character! At last year’s party, talented artist Ty Walls turned people into Avatars. This year, he’ll be on hand to do you up as a caricature from Toy Story III. Just take a look at how our own Christopher Kelly turned out as Woody. We dig that sassy vest.

The basics: Doors open at 6 p.m., and everyone is invited to walk the red carpet. Admission to the Oscar party is absolutely free. And we’ll have plenty of room, with cocktail tables and chairs available in the Modern’s lobby and cafe available. But if you want to reserve a seat in the auditorium, contact Tina Gorski at 817-840-2154 or tgorski@themodern.org.

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