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Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman” emerged as the big winner of the night with Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography, while the Best Actor win went to Eddie Redmayne for “The Theory of Everything” and Best Actress to Julianne Moore for “Still Alice”.

Other big winners for the night were, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” which took home four Oscars for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Makeup and Hairstyling; and “Whiplash” which won three Oscars – Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons, Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.


The Best Supporting Actress award went to Patricia Arquette for “Boyhood” and the Best Animated Film award went to Disney’s “Big Hero 6”.

Perhaps the most impact-ful acceptance speech was by Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game” for his Best Adapted Screenplay win, not because it is the movie’s first and only Oscar, but because Moore revealed during his speech that he had tried to kill himself once due to his sexual orientation, but then overcame it at some point of his life to finally win an Oscar. Moore’s touching speech had gotten him a standing ovation.

The star-studded night was hosted by “Gone Girl” actor Neil Patrick Harris, who performed the cheeky opening number at the 87th Academy Award with “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick and “School of Rock” star Jack Black.

The other performers for the night comprised of Rita Ora who sang “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights”, John Legend and Common for “Glory” from “Selma” and Lady Gaga with her beautiful tribute to “The Sound of Music”.

Here is the list of all the
Oscar winners for the 87th Academy Awards:

  • Best Picture – Birdman
    or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Best Actress
    – Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Best Actor
    – Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
  • Directing
     – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected
    Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Best
    Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Best
    Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
  • Animated Feature
    Film – Big Hero 6
  • Documentary Feature
    – Citizenfour
  • Foreign Language
    Film – Ida (Poland) 
  • Adapted Screenplay
    – Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
  • Original Screenplay
    – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.
    & Armando Bo,Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Original Score
    – Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Original Song
    – “Glory” from Selma
  • Film Editing – Whiplash
  • Production Design
    – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Sound Editing – American
    Sniper
  • Sound Mixing – Whiplash
  • Visual Effects – Interstellar
  • Cinematography
    – Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of
    Ignorance)
  • Costume Design
    – Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Makeup and
    Hairstyling – Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand
    Budapest Hotel
  • Animated Short Film
    – Feast
  • Live Action Short
    Film – The Phone Call
  • Documentary Short
    Subject – Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

(Photo Source: The Hollywood Reporter)