The Oscars 2015, The Winners and Losers


The Oscars aired last night, with the milky-white creme de la creme of Hollywood in attendance.


The most likely winners in the Oscars acting categories got what was expected, however, The Imitation Game lost out in every category except Adapted Screenplay. Graham Moore, the screenwriter for The Imitation Game, made an impassioned speech about bullying, depression and suicide – moving the audience with an admittance of his own suicide attempt.

“I tried to commit suicide at 16 and now I’m standing here. I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. You do. Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it’s your turn and you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along.”

The Lego Movie‘s Everything is Awesome lost out on Best Original Song, performed by Tegan and Sara.

Presenter Neil Patrick Harris made a joke of the snub of insanely popular The Lego Movie: “[Before introducing the nominees for best-animated film] If you’re at the awards party with the guys who made The Lego Movie, now would be a good time to distract them.”

See the list of winners below:

Best picture

WINNER: Birdman
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Theory of Everything

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 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
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Michael Keaton – Birdman

Best supporting actor

WINNER: JK 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

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

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 foreign-language film

WINNER: Ida – Paweł Pawlikowski 

Tangerines – Zaza Urushadze

Leviathan – Andrey Zvyagintsev

Wild Tales – Damián Szifrón

Timbuktu – Abderrahmane Sissako 

Best live-action short film

WINNER: The Phone Call – Mat Kirkby, James Lucas Aya – Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis Boogaloo and Graham – Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney Butter Lamp – Wei Hu, Julien Féret Parvaneh – Talkhon Hamzavi, Stefan Eichenberger

Best animated feature film

WINNER: Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Song of the Sea

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Achievement in cinematography

WINNER: Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert D Yeoman

Ida – Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski

Mr Turner – Dick Pope

Unbroken – Roger Deakins

Best documentary feature

WINNER: Citizenfour – Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky

Finding Vivian Maier – John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Last Days in Vietnam – Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester
The Salt of the Earth – Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier
Virunga – Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

Achievement in 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

Achievement in 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

Best original 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

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