Pick the Oscars: Win Free Movies, $200 at Francesca's

Annual contest with York Theatre and Classic Cinemas has begun. Pick up your ballot in the lobby.

Classic Cinemas' Predict the Oscars contest is back for the 2013 Academy Awards season.

Movie fans have until Feb. 23 to enter and win some pretty cool prizes to boot.

Each of the 13 Classic Cinemas locations will select one correct ballot for entry in the grand prize drawing. That includes the York Theatre, 150 N. York St. Only one entry per day is allowed.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive free movies for two for an entire year at any Classic Cinemas theater location, along with a gift card worth $200, good at any of the 20 Chicago-area Francesca's restaurants, including Francesca's Amici in Elmhurst, at 174 N. York St.

The 12 remaining 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 Feb. 25, the day after the Academy Awards, and winners will be contacted later that week.

Contest Rules:

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.

Patrons can complete and deposit their ballots in the lobby of any of the 13 Classic Cinemas theaters. Entrants must be at least 16 years old. Full contest rules appear on the back of ballots and are posted in the theater's lobby.

In case you can't remember the nominees, here they are:

Zero Dark Thirty
Silver Linings Playbook
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained

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

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

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

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

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

Wreck-It Ralph
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits


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