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Slideshow: Jane Lynch, Winners at 2013 Chicago Film Critics Awards

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CHICAGO – It was a night to celebrate film, filmmakers, movie stars and the Chicago “school” of film criticism. The annual Chicago Film Critics Awards took place on February 9th in front of a packed house at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Ill. Mark DeCarlo of “Windy City Live” was the host, and celebrity appearances included Jane Lynch, Paul Sorvino, Joe Piscopo, Nadine Velaquez and Regina Taylor.

Also in the house were the members of the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), including Adam Fendelman, Brian Tallerico, Patrick McDonald and Matt Fagerholm of HollywoodChicago.com. The awards show highlighted the best of the 2012 film year as determined by the CFCA in earlier balloting, and saluted the stars and filmmakers who contribute to the industry. Chicago’s own Jane Lynch received the “Comedia Extraordinaire” award, Actor Paul Sorvino took home the “Commitment to the Craft” honor, Producers Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. were given the “Commitment to Chicago” prize and actress Regina Taylor took home the “Oscar Micheaux Award,” named after the African American filmmaker who in 1918 began his career in Chicago.

Before the show and on the red carpet, the honorees were captured in Exclusive Portraits by photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. CFCA1: Jane Lynch (‘Glee’) received the ‘Comedia Extraordinarie’ at the awards.
  2. CFCA2: Jane Lynch poses with her Aunt Marge before the show.
  3. CFCA3: Paul Sorvino (‘Goodfellas’) was honored for his ‘Commitment to the Craft.’
  4. CFCA4: Comedian Joe Piscopo performed and introduced Paul Sorvino.
  5. CFCA5: Actor Kevin J. O’Connor accepted awards for ‘The Master.’
  6. CFCA6: Actress and Chicagoan Nadie Velazquez (‘Flight’) was a presenter.
  7. CFCA7: Nadine Velazquez at the press conference before the show.
  8. CFCA8: Regina Taylor received the ‘Oscar Micheaux Award.’
  9. CFCA9: Chicago Film Critics Awards host Mark DeCarlo (‘Windy City Live’).
  10. CFCA10: Another view of Mark DeCarlo.
  11. CFCA11: Charles Tillman Jr. and Robert Teitel of the ‘Commitment to Chicago’ award.
  12. CFCA12: Kori Cioca accepted an award on behalf of ‘The Invisible War.’
  13. CFCA13: Winners of the Emerging Filmmakers Award, Mike Wytrykus and Ray Avid Lebon (‘Playdate’), and their Columbia College (Chicago) instructor Bruce Sheridan.
  14. More coverage tomorrow for the Chicago Film Critics Awards, including perspectives from honorees and presenters.

    HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

    By PATRICK McDONALD
    Senior Staff Writer
    HollywoodChicago.com
    pat@hollywoodchicago.com

    © 2013 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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