Chicago Theatre Downstairs Presents an Oscar 2011 Preview With the Experts: Get the Inside Scoop on Who Will Win.


Chicago, Tuesday, January 25, 2011.  It you think it takes “True Grit” to watch the “Black Swan” self-destruct in front of you on the screen, are a member of “The Social Network” and feel that all Gold Bald Men are “Biutiful” then you will most likely be tuned in the the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony to be broadcast February 27, 2011.  


Michael Phillips.

Better yet, if you are a big time movie fan, you can meet and mingle with people like you at the Chicago Theatre Downstairs Sneak Preview of the 2011 Oscars with Chicago Tribune movie critic Michael Phillips hosting “Gold Bald Men and the Actors Who Love Them.”  The program will kick off Thursday, February 3rd at 8p.m. in the intimate downstairs space at the Chicago Theatre.   Phillips will lead a panel of experts including: Filmspotting’s Adam Kempenaar and Matty Robinson, the Onion AV Club’s Nathan Rabin and Tasha Robinson.

Proving their film skills and knack for guessing the winners, guests will have the chance to see these experts pick apart and analyze the 2011 Academy Awards.  

Kicking off the event will be clips from the nominated films followed by an evening of sober discussion, penetrating insights, and cheap gossip as the critics candidly reveal their thoughts on the Academy’s hits and misses.  

Individual tickets for “Gold Bald Men and the Actors Who Love Them” are priced at $15.  175 N. State St. Doors, 7:30p.m. Program, 8p.m. 312 462 6300.

Who Will Win?

The 2011 Oscar nominees for Best Picture are: 
1. “The King’s Speech” (a total of 12 nominations);
2. “True Grit”, (somewhat of a surprise, with 10 nominations);
3. “Inception” (total 8);
4. “The Social Network” (also 8);
5. “The Kids Are All Right”;
6. “Black Swan,”
7. “Inception”;
8. “The Fighter”;
9.”Toy Story 3″;
10. “Winter’s Bone”; and “127 Hours”.

Check Out My Pick for Best Picture.

Agree or Disagree?  Leave comments/choices below.

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