Oscars 2015: The winners!


Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved the Oscars. When I was really tiny, it was really more about the dresses and the glamour, seeing the stars I’d watched in the films that year. But now that I’m a little older and wiser, … I still appreciate the dresses and the glamour, but I also get a kick out of seeing what’s awarded to whom, who gets noticed, who gets snubbed and why. Below I’ve listed this years winners and nominees for you. Again, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel are strong contenders here as they have been at other awards nights, deservedly so, but there were a lot of fabulous films this year that were nominated or won, so please read on, or click on the link to go to the official Oscars site…


Best picture

Winner: Birdman

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best actress

Winner: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best actor

Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best supporting actor

Winner: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Best supporting actress

Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best director

Winner: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best adapted screenplay

Winner: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Jason Hall, American Sniper
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Best original screenplay

Winner: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood
E Max Frye, Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

Best foreign language film

Winner: Ida

Wild Tales

Best documentary feature


Finding Vivian Maer
Last Days in Vietnam
Salt of the Earth

Best animated feature

Winner: Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Film editing

Winner: Tom Cross – Whiplash

Sandra Adair  – Boyhood
William Goldenberg  – The Imitation Game
Barney Pilling  – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Joel Cox, Gary Roach  – American Sniper

Best song

Winner: Glory from Selma – Lonnie Lynn (Common), John Stephens (John Legend)

The Lego Movie – Shawn Patterson (Everything Is Awesome)
Beyond the Lights – Diane Warren (Grateful)
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond (I’m Not Gonna Miss You)
Begin Again – Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois (Lost Stars)

Best original score

Winner: Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Jóhann Jóhannsson– The Theory of Everything
Gary Yershon – Mr Turner

Best cinematography

Winner: Birdman: Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert D Yeoman
Ida – Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr Turner – Dick Pope
Unbroken – Roger Deakins

Costume design

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero

Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
Maleficent – Anna B Sheppard
Mr Turner – Jacqueline Durran

Makeup and hairstyling

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier

Foxcatcher – Bill Corso, Dennis Liddiard
Guardians of the Galaxy – Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White

Production design

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel: Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

The Imitation Game: Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
Interstellar: Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
Into the Woods: Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock
Mr Turner: Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

Sound editing

Winner: American Sniper – Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman

Birdman – Aaron Glascock, Martín Hernández
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Brent Burge, Jason Canovas
Interstellar – Richard King
Unbroken – Becky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro

Sound mixing

Winner: Whiplash – Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley

American Sniper – John T Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin
Birdman – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Thomas Varga
Interstellar – Gary Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten
Unbroken – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, David Lee

Visual effects

Winner: Interstellar – Paul J Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R Fisher

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Daniel Sudick
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
X-Men: Days of Future Past – Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

Short film, live action

Winner: The Phone Call

Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp

Short film, animated

Winner: Feast

The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Me and my Moulton
A Single Life

Documentary short subject

Winner: Crisis Hotline

Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth


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