The 2015 Academy Awards started in grand, spectacular fashion courtesy of an impressive song and dance set by host Neill Patrick Harris. But that said, the Oscars is all about handing out the gold statuettes. So without further ado here are the 87th Oscars winners.
Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. Well whatever you call it, Iñárritu’s film is now known as Best Picture of 2015.
Julianne Moore- Still Alice
Moore deservingly gets the Oscar nod complete with a standing ovation. But it was a hard fought victory with notable performances from Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Reese Witherspoon (Wild).
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Redmayne scores the victory edging out favourite Michael Keaton (Birdman) as well asSteve Carell (Foxcatcher),Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)andBenedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
The Birdman director won but it was not an easy path to the Oscar as he staved off competition especially from Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game).
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
JK Simmons For Whiplash
Simmons stunning portrayal of classical musical coach Fletcher beat out Edward Norton (Birdman), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Robert Duvall (The Judge).
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette For Boyhood
The sterling performance from Arquette in Boyhood was enough to take the win from established contender Meryl Streep (Into the Woods) as well as Laura Dern (Wild), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game) and Emma Stone (Birdman).
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Big Hero 6
Baymax and gang edges out tough challenges from The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1: Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ida (Poland): Paweł Pawlikowski
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Feast: Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
‘Glory’ from Selma (Music and Lyrics by John Legend, Common)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Birdman – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Imitation Game – Graham Moore