Oscars: 'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'Whiplash' honored
February 23, 2015

Oscars: 'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'Whiplash' honored

LOS ANGELES — The 87th Academy Awards took place on Sunday night in Los Angeles, recognizing achievement in film for the year 2014. While the style awards all went to The Grand Budapest Hotel (Hair & Make Up, Costume Design, Production Design, Original Score), it was Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) that took Best Picture and Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu). The film was also honored for its Cinematography, but, surprisingly, not for Best Actor (Michael Keaton). Instead, that honor went to Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

The Visual Effects Oscar was presented to Interstellar, while Big Hero 6 was honored as the Best Animated Feature. Whiplash took home awards for Editing, Sound Mixing, and its Supporting Actor, J. K. Simmons.

The following is a list of winners:

Best Picture: Birdman

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Actor: Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything

Actress: Julianne Moore
Still Alice

Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons

Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette

Sound Mixing: Whiplash

Sound Editing: American Sniper

Animated Short: Feast

Animated Feature: Big Hero 6

Live Action Short: The Phone Call

Visual Effects: Interstellar

Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cinematography: Birdman

Editing: Whiplash

Feature Documentary: Citizenfour

Documentary Short: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Original Score: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexander Desplat

Original Song: “Glory”

Original Screenplay: Birdman