Birdman strikes gold at 2015 Oscars


Birdman strikes gold at 2015 Oscars

Birdman was the big winner last night as Hollywood gathered to celebrate the 87th Academy Awards. It took the Oscars in four categories: Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Cinematography, and Best Original Screenplay.

The Grand Budapest Hotel also took home four awards, including Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, and Production Design. Meanwhile, there was plenty of success for Whiplash, including Best Supporting Actor (JK Simmons), Film Editing, and Sound Mixing.

Many expected Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s brainchild that was 12 years in the making, to be a frontrunner, but those involved had to be consoled with just a single award. Patricia Arquette took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Eddie Redmayne added an Oscar to his collection for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. The 33-year-old actor’s performance has also earned him Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA trophies.

Julianne Moore was keen to acknowledge her fellow nominees in the Best Actress category, which included Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), and Reese Witherspoon (Wild). In accepting her Oscar, she said, “There is no such thing as best actress — as is evidenced by the performances of my fellow nominees.”

2015 Oscar Winners

Best Picture – Birdman

Best Actress – Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Actor – Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Directing – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Animated Feature Film - Big Hero 6

Documentary Feature – Citizenfour

Foreign Language Film – Ida (Poland)

Adapted Screenplay – Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Original Screenplay – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, Birdman

Original Score – Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Original Song – “Glory” from Selma

Film Editing – Whiplash

Production Design – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Sound Editing – American Sniper

Sound Mixing – Whiplash

Visual Effects – Interstellar

Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Costume Design – Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Makeup and Hairstyling – Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Animated Short Film – Feast

Live Action Short Film – The Phone Call

Documentary Short Subject – Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

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