2015 Oscars



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Shera Brady, Photojournalist

Best Picture: Birdman

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne  – Theory of Everything

Best Actress: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman

Best Original Song: “Glory” by John Legend and Common

Best Supporting Actor: JK Simmons – Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Best Original Screenplay: Birdman

Best Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6

Best Original Music Score: Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Cinematography: Birdman

Best Visual Affects: Interstellar

Best Documentary Feature: Citizenfour

Best Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call

Best Film Editing: Whiplash

Best Foreign Language Film: Ida

Best Writing Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game

Best Make Up: Mark Coulier – Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Make Up: Frances Hannon – Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Animated Short Film: Feast

“I’d like to thank the Academy…” for all of the other noteworthy events of the evening, such as Lady Gaga’s ridiculously amazing tribute to Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music. Gaga has always been a real person with real talent and she showcased it beautifully on Sunday.  People are still talking about Zendaya wearing her hair in dreadlocs, and when Fashion Police made a derogatory comment about it, Zendaya said her piece. Patricia Arquette made a call to arms during her acceptance speech, demanding wage equality for women , saying thank you “to every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen in this nation. We have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women.” Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards, unfortunately leaving most audience members cringing at every joke, but no one blames him –  delivering pizza and breaking Twitter is a tough act to follow.