Classic Cinemas "Predict The Oscars" contest kicks off Jan. 18

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Classic Cinemas "Predict the Oscars" contest is back for the 2013 award season! The nominees were announced on January 10th, and it's time to pick your favorites to win. On February 24th, 2013, comedian and creator of "Family Guy" Seth MacFarlane will host the iconic Oscars ceremony, and thousands of Classic Cinemas ballots will soon reveal who predicted the correct winners. Movie lovers have until February 23, 2013, to enter the contest to win some amazing prizes!

The Grand Prize Winner will receive FREE movies for two for an entire year at any Classic Cinemas theatre location along with a gift card valued at $200, good at any of the 20 Chicagoland Francesca's Restaurants. Entrants choose from among the nominees in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Animated Film. Each of the thirteen Classic Cinemas locations will select one correct ballot for entry in the Grand Prize drawing.

The remaining 12 Second Place winners will each receive a movie pass for one for the entire year. Additionally, every correct entry will receive a pair of tickets to the Brookfield Zoo and a pair of movie passes to any Classic Cinemas location. Winning ballots will be drawn on February 25th, to be announced and contacted later that week.

Patrons can complete and deposit their ballots in the lobby of any of the 13 Classic Cinemas theatres starting January 18th and continuing through the end of business on February 23rd. Entrants must be at least 16 years old, and only one entry per day is allowed. Contest rules appear on the back of ballots and are posted in the theatre lobbies. The "Predict The Oscars" contest is co-sponsored by Brookfield Zoo and Francesca's Restaurants.

About Classic Cinemas

Established in 1978, Downers Grove, IL-based Classic Cinemas is a family-owned company operated by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. Classic Cinemas today operates 13 theatres with 100 screens in 12 communities in the greater Chicago area. For more information on Classic Cinemas, please visit their website at www.classiccinemas.com.

2013 OSCAR AWARD NOMINEES

BEST PICTURE
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty
Argo
Silver Linings Playbook
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Amour
Django Unchained

BEST DIRECTOR
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Sally Field, Lincoln
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Wreck-It Ralph
Brave
Frankenweenie
Paranorman
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

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