87th Academy Awards Winners

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance flies high at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22nd, winning four awards including best picture.

Birdman’s Director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu led the way winning an Oscar for original screenplay and best director. Birdman also won best cinematography.

The Grand Budapest Hotel was the nights other big winner, also taking home four Oscars in production design, costume design, hair & makeup as well as best original score.

Other winners included Eddie Redmayne, best actor for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. The first time winner dedicated his Oscar to Hawking and his family. Julianne Moore took home the Oscar for best actress for role in Still Alice, where she portrays a woman with Alzheimer’s.

Whiplash a story about a music teacher that bullies a dedicated student, won two Oscars for best sound mixing and film editing. Whiplash was originally made as a short film when it could not get financed. It went on to the Sundance film festival and later got the funding to be made into a feature film. Which is great encouragement for all indiefilm makers to never give up on your dreams!

In the short film category, the winners were The Phone Call for Live Action Short Film and the Animated Short Film went to Feast.

Here is the list of all the 87th Academy Award winners and nominees:

Best Picture

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

Best Directing2015-oscar-alejandro

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

Best Actress2015-oscar-still-alice

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

Best Actor2015-oscar-theory-of-everything

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

Actor in a Supporting Role:

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

Best Supporting Actress2015-oscar-arquette

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

Original Screenplay

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

Adapted Screenplay2015-oscar-imitation-game

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

Original Score

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

Original Song2015-oscar-selma

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

Documentary Feature

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

Animated Feature Film

2015-oscar-big-hero

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

Cinematography

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

Film Editing2015-oscar-whiplash

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

Sound Editing

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

Sound Mixing

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

Visual Effects

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

Production Design2015-oscar-grand-budapest-hotel

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

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

Costume Design:

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

Documentary Short Subject

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

Live Action Short Film

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

Animated Short Film2015-oscar-short-feast

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

Foreign Language Film

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

Congratulations from Indiefilm.org to all the 87th Academy Awards Winners!

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