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Academy Award Winners You Didn't Know Were From Illinois

02/27/2015 09:51 am ET | Updated Apr 29, 2015

Hollywood awarded its greatest honors Feb. 22, doling out prizes for excellence in movies at the 87th Academy Awards. It was also a big night for Illinois -- at least three of the award winners come from the Prairie State.

Patricia Arquette-Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Boyhood

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Arquette was born in Chicago in 1968 before moving to Virginia with her family as a child.

Graham Moore-Best Adapted Screenplay, The Imitation Game

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Moore was born in Chicago in 1981.

Common-Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song, Selma

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Common was born as Lonnie Lynn in Chicago in 1972.

Check out Reboot Illinois to see which Illinoisans have received Oscars for Best Actor or Best Actress in a Leading Role since the 1930s, including the stars of iconic movies such as "It Happened One Night" and "The Godfather."

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