The 87th Academy Awards were held last night, February 22, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Cinema’s biggest stars gather together to sit in a room for four hours while they wait and see if they get to bring home a tiny statue.
?Birdman? took home four major Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
Wes Anderson?s ?Grand Budapest Hotel,? won Oscars for Costume Design, Makeup, Score and Production Design.
Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor for ?The Theory of Everything? and Julianne Moore won Best Actress for ?Still Alice.? It was the first Oscar for both of them. J.K Simmons won for Best Supporting Actor for ?Whiplash? and Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for ?Boyhood.?
Each of the eight Best Picture-nominated films won at least one award. ?The Imitation Game? won Best Adapted Screenplay, while ?Selma? won Original Song and ?American Sniper? took Achievement in Sound Editing?its only win of the night.
Take a look below for the winners of all the 24 categories at the 87th Academy Awards.
Best Motion Picture ? Birdman
Best director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
Performance by an actor in a leading role: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
Performance by an actor in a supporting role: JK Simmons (Whiplash)
Performance by an actress in a leading role: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Performance by an actress in a supporting role: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Achievement in costume design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Achievement in makeup and hairstyling- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best foreign-language film: Ida
Best live-action short film: The Phone Call
Best documentary short subject: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Achievement in sound mixing: Whiplash
Achievement in sound editing: American Sniper
Achievement in visual effects: Interstellar
Best animated short film: Feast
Best animated feature film: Big Hero 6
Best production design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Achievement in cinematography: Birdman
Achievement in film editing: Whiplash
Best documentary feature: Citizenfour
Best original song: Glory from Selma ? Lonnie Lynn (Common), John Stephens (John Legend)
Best original score: Alexandre Desplat ? The Grand Budapest Hotel
Original screenplay: Birdman
Adapted screenplay: The Imitation Game
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