Monday, February 23, 2015

THE OSCARS 2015: 'BIRDMAN' NAMED BEST PICTURE AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Photos Courtesy: AMPAS
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. 

(Left to right) Patricia Arquette, Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore and JK Simmons with their Oscars

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 Grand Budapest Hotel won four Oscars, including costume design

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. 

The performance of Oscar-winning song "Glory" from Selma by John Legend and Common

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. 

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