The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the
Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics Association President Dann Gire.
Hosts Roe Conn and
announced that glasses were for sale to benefit
. Doug Porter of Ronald McDonald House said the new facility, which will be the world's largest, would open in June and offer 95 rooms. The Chicago Film Critics Association will be providing films to the house for the families.
Awards for the evening included best picture honors for the
("The Tree of Life") won for best director.
), A Red Orchid Theatre ensemble member, won for best actor, and
) received best actress honors.
received the Commitment to Chicago award (designed by Crystal Cave), presented by
7's Janet Davies.
was unable to attend but had filmed a video clip to accept her Commitment to the Craft award.
was presented with Comedia Extraordinaire honors.
presented the first
. Gire and Farina presented the Big Shoulders award to The Second City.
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