Oscars 2015: ‘Birdman’ Best Picture, Best Director

Something of a surprise success story on the night given recent results, the two biggest accolades of the 87th Academy Awards were reserved for Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, the recipient of both Best Picture and Best Director Oscars as well as Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Best Actress went to Julianne Moore for Alzheimer’s weepy Still Alice and Best Supporting Actress to Patricia Arquette for her wonderful turn in Linklater’s Boyhood. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel found itself restricted to the technical awards but still managed a haul of four Oscars, whilst Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash finished on three gongs, including Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons. Finally, Eddie Redmayne picked up Best Actor for The Theory of Everything.

A full list of all of the Oscar winners can be found below:

Best PictureBirdman (dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

Best Actor
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Best Original Screenplay
Birdman (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo)

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game (Graham Moore)

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski)

Best Documentary
Citizenfour (dir. Laura Poitras)

Best Animation
Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams, Roy Conli)

Best Cinematography
Birdman (Emmanuel Lubezki)

Best Editing
Whiplash (Tom Cross)

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock)

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Milena Canonero)

Best Make Up and Hair
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Frances Hannon, Mark Coullier)

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper (Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman)

Best Sound Mixing
Whiplash (Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann)

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat)

Best Original Song
Glory (Common, John Legend)

Best Special Visual Effects
Interstellar (Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter)

Best Animated Short
Feast (Patrick Osbourne, Kristina Reed)

Best Documentary Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (Ellen Gossenberg Kent, Dana Perry)

Best Live Action Short
The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby, James Lucas)

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