BEST PICTURE: Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole, producers) BEST DIRECTOR: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
BEST ACTOR: Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything BEST ACTRESS: Julianne Moore in Still Alice BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons in Whiplash BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette in Boyhood
ANIMATED FEATURE: Big Hero 6 DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Citizenfour FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Ida (Poland)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bó BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Imitation Game by Graham Moore (based on Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) BEST FILM EDITING: Tom Cross for Whiplash
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "Glory" from Selma (music and lyrics by John Stephens a/k/a John Legend and Lonnie Lynn a/k/a Common)
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier for The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Adam Stockhausen (production design) and Anna Pinnock (set decoration) for The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Milena Canonero for The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST SOUND EDITING: Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman for American Sniper BEST SOUND MIXING: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley for Whiplash BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher for Interstellar
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Feast BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT: The Phone Call
ACADEMY HONORARY AWARDS: Maureen O'Hara, Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carrière JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Harry Belafonte
Multiple winners: 4: Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Grand Budapest Hotel 3: Whiplash
Emmanuel Lubezki has won two consecutive Oscars for cinematography (he previously won for Gravity in 2014).
Pretty good show tonight. Gaga was amazing as were Legend and Common. Didn't think Doogie was as funny as in the past but he was ok.
really, I was surprised Birdman won all it did and didn't get Keaton the nod. Big Hero 6 was my favorite movie of the year and the short Feast - the short that ran with it, were both great.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
Pissed at Keaton not winning, a little shock Birdman won. I guess its one of those its about the industry so it should win awards. This thing was a drag to get through. JK Simmons winning was nice to see. Arquette got the female fanbase up with her speech.
I'm just confused that the Academy loved Birdman, but somehow Keaton didn't get swept up in the wave. Whatever, it would've been nice to see Linklater or Boyhood get one of the Picture/Director/Screenplay trifecta but Birdman is an excellent film.
Also, in a nod to the board's wrestling roots, the Rock and Zoe Saldana stole the show by looking stylish as hell. My Oscar party unanimously declared them the presenters of the night.
(edited by Big Bad on 23.2.15 0225) "They showed Kazarian talking on his cell phone. Tenay said that was a sign of disrespect. West suggested that perhaps Kazarian was phoning in the moves to someone who is going to help him prepare to face one of these wrestlers. That's one of the worst guesses in history for why someone is on the phone."
I thought the show was terrible. (I'm not talking winners and losers--I haven't seen most of the films. I'm talking as a show.) The music was the highlight--the Sound Of Music tribute was very good, and the song nominees mostly worked well. But the opening was so-so and after that Harris was pretty bad. The whole "Octavia Spencer has to keep an eye on my predictions" thing dragged on and on, and the payoff was far from worth it. Even the In Memoriam was dull--no clips, just still images. (At least they didn't keep cutting away to a singer, but we still got the song after.)
At least they had Shirley MacLaine and Julie Andrews to honor a little bit of film history.
274 DVD and 85 Blu-ray yonder Big italics are the current top 24 (Earlier, it was over 700... so I don't know if we'll suddenly find four hundred "Coaches Choice" releases later or what - I'll try to recheck tomorrow)