In suburban Aurora, the Clemans family hosted an elaborate Oscar party that included a red carpet where guests brought along cardboard cutouts of the dates they would have liked to bring. They even handed out their own 'Oscar' award to the person who correctly picked the most Oscar winners.
Februay 22, 2009 --Hollywood wasn't the only place celebrating Oscar night. In Chicago, movie lovers gathered at the Gene Siskel Film Center to watch the awards.The theatre of course is named after the late film critic. The party was the only officially sanctioned party in Chicago.