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|Birdman wins Best Picture|
On Oscar Night, despite everyone expecting Best Picture to go to either Boyhood or Birdman, while the Oscar for directing would go to the one that didn't win Best Picture, Birdman took both.
On the other hand, the Oscars for acting—lead and supporting actor and actress—went to those who everyone knew they would. Eddie Redmayne for The Theory Of Everything, Julianne Moore for Still Alice, JK Simmons for Whiplash and Patricia Arquette for Boyhood.
The biggest winner of the evening was Birdman, with four Oscars—for best picture, directing, original screenplay and cinematography—along with The Grand Budapest Hotel, with four Oscars—for production design, costume design, make-up and hairstyling, and original score.
Whiplash won three Oscars—for supporting actor, film editing and sound mixing. American Sniper (sound editing), The Imitation Game (adapted screenplay), The Theory Of Everything (lead actor), Boyhood (supporting actress), Selma (original song)—the other Best Picture nominees—took home one Oscar each.