The 2015 Oscar Winners

Neil Patrick Harris was this year’s host for the Academy Awards. As his first year hosting, he played it pretty mild, trying not to offend anyone with vulgar jokes we sometimes hear at less classy awards (Golden Globes, MTV movie awards). He may have been the first host to appear on stage almost naked, showing up at one moment in underwear.

Musical guests included Maroon 5 for the movie Begin Again’s song “Lost Stars”.
Teagan and Sarah, accompanied by the Lonely Boys did a rendition of the LEGO movies, “Everything is Awesome”.
Tim McGraw for “I’m Not Going to Miss You”.
Rita Ora (?) for “Grateful”.
John Legend for “Glory”.
Lady Gaga for “Sound of Music”.

The winners are in bold, while my predictions are in italics.

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

Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell- Foxcatcher
Michael Keaton- Birdman
Bradley Cooper- American Sniper
Eddie Redmayne- The Theory of Everything
Benedict Cumberbatch- The Imitation Game

Actress in a Leading Role
Marion Cottilard- Two Days, One Night
Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl
Felicity Jones- The Theory of Everything
Reese Witherspoon- Wild
Julianne Moore- Still Alice

Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall- The Judge
Mark Ruffalo- Foxcatcher
Ethan Hawke- Boyhood
J.K. Simmons- Whiplash
Edward Norton- Birdman

Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette- Boyhood
Emma Stone- Birdman
Laura Dern- Wild
Meryl Streep- Into the Woods
Keira Knightley- The Imitation Game

Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
Song of the Sea
The Box Trolls
The Tale of the Princess of Kaguya
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Cinematography
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

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

Directing
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Documentary Feature
Citizen Four
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Documentary Short Subject
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

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

Foreign Language Film
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbukta
Wild Tales

Makeup and Hairstyling
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

Music- original score
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

Music- original song
“Everything is Awesome”- the LEGO movie
“Glory”- Selma
“Grateful”- Beyond the Lights
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”- Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me
“Lost Stars”- Begin Again

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

Short Film- animated
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Short Film- live action
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
The Phone Call

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

Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash

Visual Effects
Captain America: the Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Writing: adapted screenplay
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Writing: original screenplay
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

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