That's a wrap! The 87th Academy Awards just ended with Birdman the big winner with 4 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The Grand Budapest Hotel won also 4 awards in Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Original Music & Production Design. As expected Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons won Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Supporting Actor, while Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette again as expected won Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Supporting Actress.
The ceremony itself was rather dull, with Neil Patrick Harris trying too hard and failing, with only exception his musical number. A couple of great moments though, were Patricia Arquette, Graham Moore and John Legend and Common's acceptance speeches, Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music tribute and Sean Penn's announcement of the Best Picture winner.
Below you may see the full list of winners. For the record I got 8 out of 13 in my predictions, but I couldn't be happier that Birdman managed to beat Boyhood!
Oscar Winners 2015
Best Picture: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Best Achievement in Directing: Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Best Original Screenplay: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore for The Imitation Game
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons for Whiplash
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Foreign Language Film: Ida (Poland) Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
Best Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas)
Best Documentary Short: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry)
Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash (Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley)
Best Sound Editing: American Sniper (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman)
Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Interstellar (Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher)
Best Animated Short: Feast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed)
Best Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6
Best Achievement in Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
Best Cinematography: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Film Editing: Whiplash (Tom Cross)
Best Documentary Feature: CitizenFour (Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky)
Best Original Song: "Glory" from SELMA
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....