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Tuesday, August 11

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Chicago did pretty well at the Academy Awards last night. Ida, which is distributed by Music Box Films, won Best Foreign Language Film; Chicago-born Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood; Chicago-born Common won Best Original Song with John Legend for "Glory" from Selma; and Chicago-born author and screenwriter Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game. On the other hand, Finding Vivian Maier did not win Best Documentary.

Oh, and Oprah got an Oscar, too.

 
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