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Vin Diesel Says Oscars Weighted Against Action Films

Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest “Fast & Furious” film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it’s an action flick and it’s a sequel.

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This Week: Madonna Tumbles & Lupita’s Dress Is Missing

This week, a Queen falls and a (not-so-classic) whodunit happens in Hollywood.

02/27/2015

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Two Oscar Winners Do Chicago Proud

A University of Chicago Lab School alum and a rapper-actor from the South Side received the ultimate film-achievement award over the weekend. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/23/2015

Oscar Red Carpet Looks For Cheap

(CBS) – Fashion has become a big part of Hollywood’s biggest night, but those designer dresses can be expensive. Laurie Davis, owner of Lulu’s Vintage, has tips to get red carpet looks for less.

02/22/2015

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Oscars 2015: Who Will Win Best Actress?

Radio.com profile all five nominees for Best Actress at the 2015 Academy Awards.

02/19/2015

Roberto Benigni at the 1999 Oscars

5 Crazy Moments in Oscar History

The Oscars are often a den of crazy, from rambling speeches and mangled names to some truly terrible host routines. But do you remember Sacheen Littlefeather? Or the streaker?

02/18/2015

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Oscar Best Picture Recap: Who Will Win the 2015 Academy Award?

Of the eight films nominated for Best Picture at the 2015 Oscars, only one was a blockbuster. In case you missed some of them, here’s our take on all of them.

02/17/2015

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

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor Michael Keaton accepts the award for Best Actor in the film 'Birdman' onstage during the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood’ Top Winners At Critics’ Choice Awards

Fresh off their Oscar nominations, “Birdman” and “Boyhood” added to their awards-season haul with multiple wins at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

01/16/2015

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This Week: Rihanna Allegedly Kisses Leo & The Oscars Are Close

This week, a good girl gone bad may or may not have kissed your favorite bachelor and Hollywood’s most important night is fast approaching.

01/16/2015

Cowboys running back Joseph Randle rushes for a touchdown in the third quarter of Dallas' 41-28 win against Chicago at Soldier Field on Thursday night. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Bernstein: That Wasn’t Bad Enough

Its conflicting to be a Bears fan right now.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

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Who Deserves A Hollywood Film Lifetime And Career Achievement Award?

The “Hollywood Film Awards’” Lifetime Achievement Award and Career Achievement Award are a great honor.

10/31/2014

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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Mac & Spiegs Agenda: Blackhawks’ Sochi Hangover, Doc Emrick & Much More

Check out what’s on the slate for Friday’s show.

670 The Score–02/28/2014

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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

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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

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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

Producers Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Gareth Unwin accept the award for Best Motion Picture of the Year for 'The King's Speech' onstage during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“King’s Speech” Wins Best Picture Oscar

Complete Academy Award coverage, with videos, interviews, list of winners, and behind-the-scenes looks.

02/27/2011