Today: April 17, 2024

Oscar Winners 2015

At one point during the fancy red carpet entry process before the Oscar Winners of 2015 (full list below) were announced a huge bird landed and posed for photographers.  It seems it was something of an omen (and no doubt a well crafted publicity stunt) as the big winner was indeed Birdman.  The film took home Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.  It didn’t do a clean sweep though with the acting gongs going to the other players in the field.  Eddie Redmayne took home Best Actor for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, Julianne Moore won her first and long overdue Oscar for Best Actress in Still Alice while the brilliant JK Simmons won for his blistering Supporting performance in Whiplash and Patricia Arquette took home Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood.

Boyhood had been tipped to win big but went home relatively empty handed other than Arquette’s Oscar whilst Foxcatcher, nominated for five Oscars, took home nothing.  Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel took home such accolades as Best Production and Costume Design.  Baymax will be doing a little dance since Big Hero 6 won the Best Animated feature award but once again spare a thought for Roger Deakins, the cinematographer of Unbroken has now had 12 Oscar Nominations without a single win.  Thankfully between Redmayne and The Imitation Game winning Best Adapted Screenplay the Brits faired okay.

Full list of nominees below with Winners in bold italics.

Best Picture
Birdman
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory Of Everything
Whiplash

Best Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best Actress
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory Of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Supporting Actor
JK Simmons, Whiplash

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

Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game
American Sniper
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Original Screenplay
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
Boxtrolls
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Song Of The Sea
The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

Foreign Language Film
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Best Cinematography
Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Robert Yeoman
Ida, Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr. Turner, Dick Pope
Unbroken, Roger Deakins

Visual Effects
Interstellar
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Guardians Of The Galaxy
X:Men: Days Of Future Past

Film Editing
Whiplash
American Sniper
Boyhood
Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into The Woods
Mr. Turner

Best Score
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory Of Everything

Best Original Song
“Glory”, Selma
“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

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner

Best Documentary
CitizenFour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Best Documentary Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper (La Parka)
White Earth

Best Makeup And Hair
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Foxcatcher
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Animated Short
Feast
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best Live-Action Short
The Phone Call
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)
Parvaneh

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken

Best Sound Mixing
Whiplash
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken

 

Alex Moss Editor

Alex Moss’ obsession with film began the moment he witnessed the Alien burst forth from John Hurt’s stomach. It was perhaps ill-advised to witness this aged 6 but much like the beast within Hurt, he became infected by a parasite called ‘Movies’. Rarely away from his computer or a big screen, as he muses on Cinematic Deities, Alex is “more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil”. Email: alex.moss@filmjuice.com

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