Oscars 2015 Winners Announced

Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel win the night

Oscars 2015 Winners Announced

by Phil de Semlyen |
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The big kahuna burger of movie awards shingles, the 87th Academy Awards took glamorous form at the Dolby Theater tonight. The pre-awards buzz had the quote-unquote big categories divided between Birdman and Boyhood. But in the end, it was Birdman all the way, taking Picture, Director, Original Screenplay and Cinematography. Boyhood went home with only Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.

The four awards for **Birdman **were matched, numerically speaking, by The Grand Budapest Hotel, followed by **Whiplash **with three.

In the Acting categories, everything proceeded as everyone had foreseen. Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor for his turn in The Theory Of Everything and, also as predicted, Julianne Moore won Best Actress for Still Alice. J.K. Simmons took home Best Supporting Actor for **Whiplash, **while Arquette gave a rabble-rousing (and Meryl Streep-rousing) call to feminism during her speech after Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood.

As expected, The Grand Budapest Hotel dominated in the design-y categories (Production Design, Costume, Make-up and Hair) but also took Best Score for Alexandre Desplat, who did not split his own vote despite being nominated twice.

Interstellar deservedly took Best Visual Effects for Double Negative's scientifically-significant work on black holes (the effects also looked pretty). Selma took Best Original Song for 'Glory', so Common and John Legend are now Oscar winners and brought virtually the entire auditorium to tears with their performance of the song onstage.

It was a night of flat presenting (sorry, NPH) but fiery, inspiring speeches, particularly from Arquette, Common and Legend, and Graham Moore, who won for Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game.

For more from the show, head over to our live moment-by-moment blog right here. The full list of nominees and winners is below.

Best Picture


American Sniper


The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory Of Everything


Best Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones, The Theory Of Everything

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Laura Dern, Wild

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into The Woods

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

**Supporting Actor

JK Simmons, Whiplash**

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Adapted Screenplay

The Imitation Game

American Sniper

Inherent Vice

The Theory of Everything


Original Screenplay




The Grand Budapest Hotel


Animated Feature

Big Hero 6


How To Train Your Dragon 2

Song Of The Sea

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

Foreign Language Film





Wild Tales

Best Cinematography

Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Robert Yeoman

Ida, Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski

Mr. Turner, Dick Pope

Unbroken, Roger Deakins

Visual Effects


Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Guardians Of The Galaxy

X:Men: Days Of Future Past

Film Editing


American Sniper


Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


Into The Woods

Mr. Turner

Best Score

Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner

Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory Of Everything

Best Original Song

"Glory", Selma

"Everything Is Awesome", The Lego Movie

"Grateful", Beyond the Lights

"I'm Not Gonna Miss You", Glen Campbell…I'll Be Me

"Lost Stars", Begin Again

Best Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Inherent Vice

Into the Woods


Mr. Turner

Best Documentary


Finding Vivian Maier

Last Days in Vietnam

The Salt of the Earth


Best Documentary Short

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Our Curse

The Reaper (La Parka)

White Earth

Best Makeup And Hair

The Grand Budapest Hotel


Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Animated Short


The Bigger Picture

The Dam Keeper

Me and My Moulton

A Single Life

Best Live-Action Short

The Phone Call


Boogaloo and Graham

Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)


Best Sound Editing

American Sniper


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies



Best Sound Mixing


American Sniper




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