Oscars 2015 Recap

The 87th Annual Oscar Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris this year, have come and gone. There were memorable speeches from some winners such as Graham Moore, Patricia Arquette, and John Legend. John Travolta got a little handsy with other celebrities both on and off the red carpet. Lupita Nyong’o stunned everyone watching when she arrived wearing a Calvin Klein dress made from 6,000 hand sewn pearls. This year’s In Memoriam segment was introduced by Meryl Streep and showcased the great talents lost this year such as Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, Maya Angelou, Bob Hoskins and Joe Cocker.

But let’s get to the meat of the night. The following is a recap of this year’s winners.

Best Picture: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons for Whiplash

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

Best Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6

Best Cinematography: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Documentary Feature: CitizenFour

Best Short Subject Documentary: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Best Film Editing: Whiplash

Best Foreign Language Film: Polish film Ida; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Best Makeup and Hair Styling: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Music/Original Score: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Music/Original Song: Selma, Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Animated Short Film: Feast

Best Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call

Best Sound Editing: American Sniper

Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash

Best Visual Effects: Interstellar

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Imitation Game, Written by Graham Moore

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo