2015 Oscar Round Up

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2015 Oscar Round Up

British actor Eddie Redmayne has won the best actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore picked up best actress for Still Alice.

Redmayne thanked his “staggering partner in crime”, co-star Felicity Jones, and his “ferocious but incredibly kind director James Marsh”.

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Dark comedy Birdman won best film and best director for Mexican film-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

It also won best cinematography and best original screenplay.

Moore used her speech to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease – in Still Alice, she plays a 50-year-old who has early on-set Alzheimer’s.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood won just one award from six nominations – best supporting actress – which went to Patricia Arquette.

JK Simmons won best supporting actor for Whiplash, in which he played a strict drumming teacher at a music conservatory.

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Whiplash also won the award for best editing and best sound mixing.

The Grand Budapest Hotel picked up best costume design (Milena Canonero), as well as best hair and make-up (British duo Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier). It also won best score and production design.

Another British duo, Matt Kirkby and James Lucas, picked up the award for best live short action film, The Phone Call, starring Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent.

Alan Turing drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, won best adapted screenplay.

Best foreign language film went to Polish black and white family drama Ida.

John Legend and Common’s track Glory, from civil rights drama Selma, won best song.

Emmanuel Lubezko’s win for best cinematography for Birdman was his second Oscar in as many years – in 2014, he won the same award for his work on Gravity.

Citizenfour, which chronicles one of the biggest intelligence leaks in American history, won best documentary feature.

Best documentary short was won by Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.

Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war drama American Sniper won the award for best sound editing.

The 87th Academy Awards took place at Hollywood’s 3,300-seat Dolby Theatre.

Performers at this year’s ceremony included Lady Gaga – who sang a medley of Sound of Music songs to celebrate the classic film’s 50th year – Jennifer Hudson and Anna Kendrick.

Host Neil Patrick Harris kicked off with a song which paid homage to Hollywood’s film industry, accompanied by Kendrick and Jack Black.

Best Picture
Birdman

Best Actor
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor
JK Simmons – Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Best Cinematography
Birdman

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Director
Alejandro G Inarritu – Birdman

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida

Best Make-up and Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game

Best Original Screenplay
Birdman

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6

Best Documentary Feature
Citizenfour

Best Documentary Short Subject
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Best Film Editing
Whiplash

Best Original Song
“Glory” – Selma

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

 

source: bbc news

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