While the members of the Academy are casting their Oscar votes in secret, Lord of the Rings — The Return of the King (LOTR 3) continues to rack up awards said by pundits to presage big Oscar wins. The latest victory comes from the Chicago Film Critics Association, an august body of 45 in the Windy City, who gave LOTR 3 the nod for best picture, closely followed by Lost in Translation from director-writer Sofia Coppola. [More]