The 2015 Oscars: 87th Annual Academy Awards

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The most exciting and important night in Hollywood, 87th Academy Awards ceremony was held tonight on 22nd February, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. As always the Oscars’ 2015 ceremony is considered to be the biggest event of the year in the entertainment world. The ceremony was hosted by comedian and actor Neil Patrick Harris for the first time.

The presenters, including several past Oscar winners and nominees, were – Ben Affleck, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Chris Evans, Kevin Hart, Terrence Howard, Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Felicity Jones, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Sienna Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy, Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie, Zoe Saldana, Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum, Miles Teller, John Travolta, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

Here is the list of nominees in the main categories at the 87th Annual Academy Award (as the winners in the categories are announced, their name will be in bold letter):

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

Best Director
Alexandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman – WINNER
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida – WINNER
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

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

Best Original Screenplay
Birdman – WINNER
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

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

Best Original Song
“Lost Stars,” Begin Again
“Everything is Awesome,” The LEGO Movie
“Glory,” Selma – WINNER
“Grateful,” Beyond the Lights
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me

Best Cinematography
Birdman – WINNER
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

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

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

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

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

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

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash – WINNER

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 Documentary — Feature
Citizenfour – WINNER
Finding Vivien Maier
Last Days of Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

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

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

Best Live Action Short
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
The Phone Call – WINNER

And finally we have the winners – movies “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” were the big winners of the 2015 Academy Awards night. American actress Julianne Moore won Best Actress for the movie “Still Alice”, while Eddie Redmayne took the Best Actor award for his performance in the movie “The Theory of Everything”. Mexican Alexandro G. Iñárritu was named Best director and gave very emotional speech that targeted immigration rules and his dream of seeing a better Mexico, with authorities they deserve. “I want to dedicate this awards for my fellow Mexicans, the ones who live in Mexico. I pray that we can find and build the government that we deserve. And the ones that live in this country, who are part of the latest generation of immigrants, I just pray that they can be treated with the same dignity and respect of the ones who came before and built this incredible immigrant nation.” – the director said.

See the whole red carpet coverage and gallery here – Red Carpet at Academy Awards Oscars 2015.

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