Academy Awards

PARK CITY, UT - Sean P. Means, Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper, Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam, and Sundance Institute President Robert Redford during the Day One Press Conference for 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance)

A Look At The Academy Awards And The Sundance Kids

An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it’s a downright miracle.

01/23/2015

(L-R) Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, and David Fincher attend the Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere of "Gone Girl" during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on September 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Oscar Best Picture Snubs: 5 Films That Deserved a Nomination

With only eight films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, we point out five additional films that deserved a spot in this prestigious Academy Award category.

01/16/2015

A self-portrait of Chicago photographer Vivian Maier. (Photo courtesy: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations)

Vivian Maier Doc Nominated For Oscar, Roger Ebert Film Snubbed

The film “Finding Vivian Maier” tells the fascinating story of the reclusive Chicago nanny who took more than 150,000 street photos that now are considered among the best photography ever.

01/15/2015

Actors Kim Novak and Matthew McConaughey speak onstage during the Oscars. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kim Novak Appearance On 2014 Oscars The Talk Of Twitter

Chicago-born actress Kim Novak’s appearance on the 2014 Academy Awards sparked a firestorm on Twitter.

03/03/2014

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Best Ways To Party Like A Movie Star In Chicago

With the Academy Awards fast approaching, people are getting excited to see who this year’s winners will be. While you may not be able to be there in person, there are ways to party like a movie star in Chicago to commemorate the Oscars.

02/21/2013

Daniel Day Lewis in "Lincoln."

‘Lincoln’ Leads Pack Among Oscar Nominees

The epic film about the final months of Illinois’ first president led the pack among Academy Award nominations on Thursday.

01/10/2013

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Crowds Flock To Park West For Oscar Party

Big crowds showed up for an Oscar-watching party on the at the Park West theater Sunday evening.

WBBM Newsradio–02/27/2012

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Complete 2012 Oscars Coverage

Keep up with the Oscars, from the nominees to the red carpet to the podium. And the Oscar goes to…

02/23/2012

The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: Totem Poles

The Oscar for best picture has become over the years our collective totem pole. Year after year these cinematic creations carve new identities into our American psyche.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011

Actress Mo'Nique and President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science Tom Sherak announce the nominees for Best Picture.  (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Academy Awards: The Compete List Of Nominees

The complete list of 83rd Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday:

01/25/2011