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The first Native American actor to win an Oscar is Wes Studi, the Cherokee from Cherokee County who was — where else? — on a film set last weekend when he learned that he would receive an honorary Academy Award for career achievement at a ceremony later this year.

Gallery: Oklahoma's Wes Studi, the first Native American actor to receive an Academy Award

The first Native American actor to win an Oscar is Wes Studi, the Cherokee from Cherokee County who was — where else? — on a film set last weekend when he learned that he would receive an honorary Academy Award for career achievement at a ceremony later this year.

Gallery: Oklahoma's Wes Studi, the first Native American actor to receive an Academy Award

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Who's doesn't enjoy looking at the screen of your choice, from smartphone to TV to silver-screen, and saying, "Hey, she's from Oklahoma!" We're proud of our Okies who make it in the entertainment world, and here are five such talents whose work you should watch for in 2017.

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Gary Busey wants it known that receiving the 2016 Distinguished Artist Award from the Tulsa Awards for Theatre Excellence isn’t really a celebration of the work he has done over the past four decades.

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