Oscar Winners


87th Academy Awards Oscar statuette

An emotional Eddie Redmayne declared himself a “lucky, lucky man” at tonight’s 87th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood where he picked up the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything. He said the award belonged to all those people around the world battling ALS. Always a frontrunner, he faced stiff competition from Michael Keaton, who may have lost out in that category but did see Birdman win in four others, including the biggie of the evening, Best Picture.  It also gave one of the night’s biggest surprises when Alejandro González Iñárritu was named Best Director, a category where the (not so?) smart money had been on Boyhood‘s Richard Linklater.  With six nominations, the film picked up just one award – Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.

Julianne Moore was named Best Actress for Still Alice, about a woman battling early onset Alzheimer’s. In accepting the award, she said that the wonderful thing about movies is that they “make us feel seen and not alone”. J.K. Simmons, Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash urged everyone who was still lucky enough to have one or two parents in this world to call them and thank them for making us who we are.

The other big winner, also picking up four awards, was Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which won Best Production Design, Best Costume, Best Make-Up and Hairstyling & Best Original Score. Best Original Song went to ‘Glory’, from Selma.

The Imitation Game won Best Adapted Screenplay, and there was another British win in the shape of The Phone Call, named Best Live Action Short.

Elswhere, Big Hero 6 won Best Animated Feature, Interstellar took Best Visual Effects, while Citizenfour, about whistleblower Edward Snowden, won Best Feature Documentary. Poland’s Ida was named Best Foreign Language Film.

Here are the winners in full:

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman **WINNER**
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Actor
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” **WINNER**

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” **WINNER**
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”  **WINNER**

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”  **WINNER**
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6  **WINNER**
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Documentary Feature
Citizenfour **WINNER**
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth

Best Documentary Short Subject
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1  **WINNER**
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best Film Editing
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash **WINNER**

Best Original Screenplay
Birdman **WINNER**
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
The Imitation Game  **WINNER**
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything

Best Original Song
“Everything Is Awesome,” from “The Lego Movie”
“Glory,” from “Selma”  **WINNER**
“Grateful,” from “Beyond the Lights”
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” from “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”
“Lost Stars,” from “Begin Again”

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel  **WINNER**
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Best Animated Short Film
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast **WINNER**
Me and my Moulton
A Single Life

Best Sound Editing
“American Sniper” **WINNER**
“The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Whiplash **WINNER**

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel **WINNER**
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida **WINNER**
Wild Tales

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel **WINNER**
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel  **WINNER**
The Imitation Game
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman **WINNER**
Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins, Unbroken

Best Visual Effects
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar **WINNER**
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Live Action Short
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
The Phone Call **WINNER**

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting.

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