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Contrary to predictions and this year’s BAFTAs, Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s powerful satire documenting the struggles of an ageing film star’s struggle to reinvent himself as a renowned and respected Broadway actor, has scooped up this year’s Oscar for Best Picture and three other major awards.
The predicted winner, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, which won the big prizes at both the BAFTAs and last months Golden Globes, failed to live up to the pre-show predictions and lost out to Birdman for awards including Best Director as well as Best Film.
At the end of the evening Birdman was tied with Wes Anderson’s delightful Grand Budapest Hotel – a thrilling, delicate crime romp – with both films winning 4 awards on the night. Boyhood only ended the evening with one Oscar, Patricia Arquette picking up the Best Supporting Actress award.
Read more about Anderson in our profile of the director here.
In an evening with some politically charged acceptance speeches, Eddie Redmayne managed to pip Michael Keaton to the Academy Award for Best Actor for his impressive performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. He dedicated his award to the film’s crew, his wife, Hawking’s family and “everyone around the world suffering from ALS”.
Pre-order The Theory of Everything Blu-ray now.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Julianne Moore who picked up the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance of a woman suffering from early-onset dementia in Still Alice, of which one of the directors is an ALS sufferer. JK Simmons picked up the best supporting actor gong, as expected, for his portrayal as a draconian music teacher in the film Whiplash, which also went on to win awards for editing and mixing.
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[su_box title=”Oscar Winners – 2015″ box_color=”#000000″ title_color=”#66CC00″ radius=”0″]Best Picture: Birdman
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Best Actress: Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: JK Simmons – Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game – Graham Moore
Best Original Screenplay: Birdman – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Best Animated Film: Big Hero 6
Best Documentay: Citizenfour
Best Foreign Film: Ida
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Editing: Whiplash – Tom Cross
Best Make-up and Hair: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon & Mark Coulier
Best Original Music Score: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
Best Sound: Whiplash – Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar – Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley
Best Short Animation: Feast
Best Short Film: The Phone Call
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