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Birdman wins Oscar for Best Picture, Direction

Birdman wins Oscar for Best Picture, Direction

India Blooms News Service | | 23 Feb 2015, 12:42 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IBNS) Alejandro G. Inarritu's dark comedy Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a film which tells the story of an ageing superhero playing actor trying to re-establish himself on Broadway, won the 2015 Oscar for Best Directing and Best Picture on Sunday.

British actor Eddie Redmayne is the winner in the Best Actor category for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore got the best actress for Still Alice.

While The Theory of Everything is British biographical romantic drama film on the life of Stephen Hawking with Eddie Redmayne essaying the physicist, in Still Alice Julianne Moore plays the role of Alice, a Columbia linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

The Grand Budapest Hotel is the winner of the Oscar for original score, composed by Alexandre Desplat.

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Academy Awards for the first time this year. His hosting also earned some controversy and he began with a joke  on the lack of diversity in the Academy saying: “Tonight we celebrate Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry … brightest.”.

List of Winners

Best Picture


Birdman — Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole


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

Achievement in Costume Design

Milena Canonero — The Grand Budapest Hotel

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier — The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Foreign Language Film

Ida  – Pawel Pawlikowski

Best Live Action Short Film


The Phone Call — Matt Kirkby and James Lucas

Best Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 — Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

Original Screenplay

Birdman – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Whiplash — Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley

Achievement in Sound Editing

American Sniper —  Alan Robert Murray Bub Asman

Achievement in Visual Effects

Interstellar — Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley and Paul Franklin

Best Animated Short

Feast — Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

Best Animated Movie

Big Hero Six — Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli

Achievement in Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel — Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock

Achievement in Cinematography

Birdman — Emannuel Lubezki

Achievement in Film Editing

Whipalsh — Tom Cross

Best Documentary Feature

Citizen Four — Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Best Original Song

Glory — John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

Best Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel — Alexandre Desplat

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Imitation Game – Graham Moore