2015 Academy Awards Recap

With the presentation of the Oscars last night, awards season is officially over…*sigh*….

Here’s a recap of the most talked about moments and the list of the newly minted Oscar WINNERS!

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The show went off in a relatively polite manner – with Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) performing a lovely song and dance intro (which Jack Black inevitably owned with “screens in our jeans”) and awkwardly muddling through the rest of the night. The consensus on twitter seemed to be “more singing, less talking”.

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The broadcast had some really big misses – like the unfortunate grouping of best picture nominees, the exclusion of film clips from the in memoriam section (including the omission of ELAINE STRITCH and Joan Rivers), and some really stilted, the fact that NPH didn’t pronounce David Oyelowo’s name correctly, not even once, and awkward interactions between NPH and the audience (we get it…Octavia Spencer is WATCHING THE CASE… #FreeOctavia).

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There were a few really great (albeit, weird) bits as well: including Adele Dazeem (Idina Menzel) and John Travolta’s reunion, and NPH’s tighty-whitey Birdman spoof (complete with Whiplash’s Miles Teller on drums!).

Music ruled the night – with a fun (and very strange) performance from The Lonely Island and Tegan & Sara (Lego Movie’s “Everything is Awesome”) and a spectacular and awe-inspiring, tear-inducing performance of Glory by Common and John Legend (with David Oyelowo and Chris Pine among the handsomest tearful audience members) and Lady Gaga’s impressive and wonderful tribute to The Sound of Music (complete with Dame Julie Andrews appearance).

The speeches were pretty great as well – calls for equality for women from Patricia Arquette (and particularly, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez’s reaction to it), a rousing and completely powerful address from Common and John Legend on civil rights and the state of America, screenwriter Graham Moore’s personal struggles and call to keep being weird, and JK Simmons’ reminder to call our parents (we’re lucky to have them). Big winners of the night, Best Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Best Actress Julianne Moore and Best Actor Eddie Redmayne were gracious and completely blown away by their wins. There were no big surprises in terms of winners – but the awards were deserved where won.

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It was a strange and forgettable broadcast, but at least we have the memorable films and performances to enjoy. Here’s the full list of winners:

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Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
  • Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
  • Edward Norton, “Birdman”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
  • J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” WINNER

Costume Design:

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” WINNER
  • “Inherent Vice”
  • “Into the Woods”
  • “Maleficent”
  • “Mr. Turner”

Makeup and Hairstyling:

  • “Foxcatcher”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” WINNER
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Foreign Language Film:

  • “Ida,” Poland WINNER
  • “Leviathan,” Russia
  • “Tangerines,” Estonia
  • “Timbuktu,” Mauritania
  • “Wild Tales,” Argentina

Live Action Short Film

  • “Aya”
  • “Boogaloo and Graham”
  • “Butter Lamp”
  • “Parvaneh”
  • “The Phone Call” WINNER

Documentary Short Subject

  • “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” WINNER
  • “Joanna”
  • “Our Curse”
  • “The Reaper (La Parka)”
  • “White Earth”

Sound Mixing

  • “American Sniper”
  • “Birdman”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Unbroken”
  • “Whiplash” WINNER

Sound Editing

  • “American Sniper” WINNER
  • “Birdman”
  • “The Hobbitt: The Battle of the Five Armies”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Unbroken”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” WINNER
  • Laura Dern, “Wild”
  • Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
  • Emma Stone, “Birdman”
  • Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Visual Effects

  • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
  • “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  • “Interstellar” WINNER
  • “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Animated Short Film

  • “The Bigger Picture”
  • “The Dam Keeper”
  • “Feast” WINNER
  • “Me and My Moulton”
  • “A Single Life”

Animated Feature Film

  • “Big Hero 6” WINNER
  • “The Boxtrolls”
  • “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
  • “Song of the Sea”
  • “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Production Design

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” WINNER
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Into the Woods”
  • “Mr. Turner”

Cinematography

  • “Birdman” WINNER
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “Ida”
  • “Mr. Turner”
  • “Unbroken”

Film Editing

  • “American Sniper”
  • “Boyhood”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Whiplash” WINNER

Documentary Feature

  • “Citizenfour” WINNER
  • “Finding Vivian Maier”
  • “Last Days in Vietnam”
  • “The Salt of the Earth”
  • “Virunga”

Original Song

  • “Everything Is Awesome,” “The Lego Movie”
  • “Glory,” “Selma” WINNER
  • “Grateful, “Beyond the Lights”
  • “I”m Not Gonna Miss You,” “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”
  • “Lost Stars,” “Begin Again”

Original Score

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” WINNER
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Mr. Turner”
  • “The Theory of Everything”

Original Screenplay

  • “Birdman” WINNER
  • “Boyhood”
  • “Foxcatcher”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “Nightcrawler”

Adapted Screenplay

  • “American Sniper”
  • “The Imitation Game” WINNER
  • “Inherent Vice”
  • “The Theory of Everything”
  • “Whiplash”

Directing

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman” WINNER
  • Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
  • Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
  • Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Best Actor

  • Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
  • Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
  • Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
  • Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” WINNER

Best Actress

  • Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
  • Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
  • Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” WINNER
  • Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
  • Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Best Picture

  • “American Sniper”
  • “Birdman” WINNER
  • “Boyhood”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Selma”
  • “The Theory of Everything”
  • “Whiplash
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