In this image from Sunday night, the Chicago-raised actor Michael Shannon sits in the Old Town Ale House and watches the movie in which he was a star win the Academy Award for best picture.

Many have said it makes them long for Chicago, and its unique theater and bar scene.

Shannon, looking no different from his many years as a Chicago actor and little different from the typical profile of the customer at the Ale House, sits at the bar in the kind of coat no-one in Los Angeles ever wears, watching a flickering image of well-pressed suits rushing to a podium.

You even see a North Avenue street sign framing the shot: A famous street, this being the Second City bar w the likes of John Belushi once drank.

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