The 87th Academy Award Winners

“Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Adele’d at the Oscars.



The grand-daddy of award shows wrapped last night and managed to produce a good program for viewers. Neil Patrick Harris hosted (of course), providing some laughter and some good ol’ gasps.

NPH hosting aside, the performances in between the much anticipated awards were great fillers, so much so, calling them fillers feels off putting; they felt essential to the show. Common and John Legend gave a classic performance of their original song “Glory” from ‘Best Picture’ nominee Selma, preceding winning their first Academy Awards for it, fittingly. Keeping with the tradition of nominated songs, one of the best numbers of the night was “Everything is Awesome” from the snubbed The Lego Movie. The performance encapsulated everything that was awesome about the film. Tegan and Sara joined forces with The Lonely Island in a performance that stuck out like a sore thumb in the best way possible. Finally, Lady Gaga gave a stunning tribute to The Sound of Music by performing “The Hills Are Alive,” “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” For those who may have thought the pop star was all meat suits and rubber gloves were surely surprised at her talent and grace in honoring a classic.

Oh right, the movies! With Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way with a combined 18 noms, they were sure to be decorated with golden statues by the end of the night—as they were. Winning ‘Best Picture’ was indeed Birdman, which was accompanied by the wins in the ‘Best Director,’ ‘Best Original Screenplay’ and ‘Cinematography’ categories. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home four as well for ‘Original Score,’ ‘Production Design,’ ‘Costume Design’ and ‘Makeup and Hairstyling.’

Outstanding was the attention given to superhero movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain America: Winter Soldier and more. Something worth noting is mostly every presenter of the night will appear or have appeared in a superhero movie.

Finally, the night didn’t go without its notable reactions—which were quickly GIFied. Eddie Redmayne displayed raw, uncontained emotion as he spazzed out over winning his first Oscar. Meryl Streep applauding Patricia Arquette was awesome on its own, and the tear-streaked faces of Chris Pine, David Oyelowo and others following the performance of “Glory” was a moving moment—as was Terrence Howard’s emotional introduction of Selma.

The 87th Annual Academy Awards was an emotional, epic and somewhat comedic program. With speeches given on the equality of the sexes, races and orientations, it’s a reminder of where cinema is headed in its bright future.

And now…

The Complete List of Winners



Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (WINNER)

American Sniper


The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything



Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (WINNER)

Michael Keaton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game


Julianne Moore in Still Alice (WINNER)

Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything

Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon in Wild


Alejandro G. Iñárritu Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (WINNER)

Richard Linklater Boyhood

Bennett Miller Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum The Imitation Game



J.K. Simmons in Whiplash (WINNER)

Robert Duvall in The Judge

Ethan Hawke in Boyhood

Edward Norton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher


Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (WINNER)

Laura Dern in Wild

Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game

Emma Stone in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Meryl Streep in Into the Woods


The Imitation Game Written by Graham Moore (WINNER)

American Sniper Written by Jason Hall

Inherent Vice Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson

The Theory of Everything Screenplay by Anthony McCarten

Whiplash Written by Damien Chazelle


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

Boyhood Written by Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

The Grand Budapest Hotel Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

Nightcrawler Written by Dan Gilroy



Big Hero 6 Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli (WINNER)

The Boxtrolls Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold

Song of the Sea Tomm Moore and Paul Young

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura


CitizenFour Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky (WINNER)

Finding Vivian Maier John Maloof and Charlie Siskel

Last Days in Vietnam Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester

The Salt of the Earth Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier

Virunga Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara


“Glory” from Selma

Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (WINNER)

“Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie

Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson

“Grateful” from Beyond the Lights

Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me

Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond

“Lost Stars” from Begin Again

Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois



Ida Poland (WINNER)

Leviathan Russia

Tangerines Estonia

Timbuktu Mauritania

Wild Tales Argentina


The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat (WINNER)

The Imitation Game Alexandre Desplat

Interstellar Hans Zimmer

Mr. Turner Gary Yershon

The Theory of Everything Jóhann Jóhannsson


Whiplash Tom Cross (WINNER)

American Sniper Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach

Boyhood Sandra Adair

The Grand Budapest Hotel Barney Pilling

The Imitation Game William Goldenberg



Interstellar Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher (WINNER)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist

Guardians of the Galaxy Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould

X-Men: Days of Future Past Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer


Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Emmanuel Lubezki (WINNER)

The Grand Budapest Hotel Robert Yeoman

Ida Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski

Mr. Turner Dick Pope

Unbroken Roger Deakins


The Grand Budapest Hotel Milena Canonero (WINNER)

Inherent Vice Mark Bridges

Into the Woods Colleen Atwood

Maleficent Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive

Mr. Turner Jacqueline Durran


The Grand Budapest Hotel Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier (WINNER)

Foxcatcher Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard

Guardians of the Galaxy Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White



The Grand Budapest Hotel Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock (WINNER)

The Imitation Game Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald

Interstellar Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis

Into the Woods Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

Mr. Turner Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts


Feast Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed (WINNER)

The Bigger Picture Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees

The Dam Keeper Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

Me and My Moulton Torill Kove

A Single Life Joris Oprins


The Phone Call Mat Kirkby and James Lucas (WINNER)

Aya Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis

Boogaloo and Graham Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney

Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak) Hu Wei and Julien Féret

Parvaneh Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger


Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry (WINNER)

Joanna Aneta Kopacz

Our Curse Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki

The Reaper (La Parka) Gabriel Serra Arguello

White Earth J. Christian Jensen


Whiplash Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley (WINNER)

American Sniper John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga

Interstellar Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten

Unbroken Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee


American Sniper Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman (WINNER)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Brent Burge and Jason Canovas

Interstellar Richard King

Unbroken Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

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