Friday, February 22, 2013
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The Academy Awards can make a superstar out of an unknown. Take Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who each won an Oscar for "Best Original Screenplay" for the film Goodwill Hunting in 1998. From then on, the childhood buddies became household names. In fact, the Affleck-produced film Argo is up for seven awards at this year's 85th annual Oscars, airing at 6 p.m. Sunday on ABC. A Star is Born Every community, no matter how big or small, has star potential. Oscar winner Marlon Brando once lived in Libertyville and attended Libertyville Township High School, according to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune. Actors Vince Vaughn and Lauren Holly are from Lake Forest. Beloved Brady Bunch dad Robert Reed was born in Highland Park. Deerfield has talent…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi and Les Misérables were among the nine films nominated for the 85th Academy Awards.
The Academy Awards announced the 2013 Oscar nominees Thursday morning. Patch wants to know, which movie do you think should win the Oscars for Best Picture? Do you agree with the Oscar nominees? Who would you have included or scratched off the list? Tell us in the comments section below. Can't make up your mind? Watch the movie trailers above. For a full list of the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, visit: Oscar.go.com
Friday, February 24, 2012
Michael Phillips, Nina Metz talked 2012 Academy Award nominations Wednesday in Highland Park.
The Chicago Tribune's film critics Michael Phillips and Nina Metz predicted big Oscar wins for "The Artist" and "Midnight In Paris" at the Highland Park Public Library on Wednesday night. The critics discussed the Academy Awards, which will be shown this Sunday evening, during an hourlong presentation that included film clips and questions from the audience. The event also included a red carpet entrance and chocolate Oscars given out to raffle winners. "The two most nominated movies this year… are blatantly about the movies, the early decades of the industry," Phillips said, referring to "The Artist" and "Hugo," two of the nine Best Picture nominated films. Both movies are set in the early 20th century and include early filmmaking in their…
Friday, January 27, 2012
Many of the nominees are in theaters nearby.
Are you a movie buff? Have you seen all nine pictures nominated for best picture? Do you want to catch all the best actor and actress performances? This is a great weekend to see plenty of them right here on the North Shore. Just click on the Moviefone logo in this story, entry your movie choice and learn the convenient time to go to the show. Just in case you need a reminder, the candidates for best picture are The Artist, The Descendents, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse. The contenders for leading actress are Glen Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Meryl Street (Iron Lady) and Michelle Williams (My …