Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscars 2015: 'Birdman' wins Best Picture; Moore, Redmayne bag top acting nods


Dark comedy film "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars) while Julianne Moore ("Still Alice") and Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything") bagged Best Actress and Best Actor trophies, respectively.

"Birdman" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu received the Best Directing award, beating fellow nominees Wes Anderson ("The Grand Budapest Hotel), Richard Linklater ("Boyhood"), Bennett Miller ("Foxcatcher"), and Morten Tyldum ("The Imitation Game").

The film also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" also won four awards - Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Costume Design.

J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor for his monstrous music teacher role in "Whiplash," which also won Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.

Patricia Arquette received her Best Supporting Actress trophy for her role in coming-of-age drama film "Boyhood."

Oscars 2015 full list of winners

Best Picture
Winner: Birdman
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best Director
Winner: Alejandro G Inarritu, Birdman
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor
Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman

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

Best Supporting Actor
Winner: JK Simmons, Whiplash
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner: The Imitation Game
American Sniper
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best Original Screenplay
Winner: Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

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

Best Animated Short
Winner: Feast
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best Cinematography
Winner: Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr Turner
Unbroken

Best Costume Design
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr Turner

Best Documentary Feature
Winner: CitizenFour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Best Documentary Short
Winner: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best Film Editing
Winner: Whiplash
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Wild Tales (Argentina)

Best Live Action Short
Winner: The Phone Call
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)
Parvaneh

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foxcatcher
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Original Score
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr Turner
The Theory of Everything

Best Production Design
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr Turner

Best Song
Winner: 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 Sound Editing
Winner: American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken

Best Sound Mixing
Winner: Whiplash
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken

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







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