There were no tuxes or sparkly dresses last night at ZED451 but there were plenty of Oscars handed out for $12 apiece—Oscar cocktails, that is (bourbon, muddled oranges and cranberries, simple syrup) at an Academy Awards viewing party in the River North restaurant and lounge. We snapped locals following the proceedings on a 10-foot projection screen; get your own share of people watching and browse our photos below.


Photography: James Trevenen