The 2015 Academy Award results produced a few surprises but ‘Birdman’ still ruled the roost while Eddie Redmayne pulled out another big win for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking…
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
It seemed like everyone had a few favorites going into the Academy Awards on Sunday night with some categories locked down after a litany of gold statues being handed out between the close of 2014 and the first two months of the new year.
But sometimes surprises can still happen and while many overwhelming favorites still pulled out the wins, there were a few mild upsets in some major categories.
Michael Keaton looked like the runaway selection to land the best actor award in 2015, but Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’ constantly kept pecking away at Birdman’s dominance at award shows throughout the last few months.
It all culminated in a win for Redmayne on Sunday night as he took home the Oscar over Keaton as well as other early favorites like Steve Carrell for his work on the biopic ‘Foxcatcher.
The best film competition was another category that appeared over in the early going with ‘Boyhood’ getting rave reviews and more than a few awards, but in the end ‘Birdman’ stole the show while also handing Alejandro Inarritu the trophy for best director.
Here are the full results for The Academy Awards in 2015 in the order they were handed out on Sunday night in Hollywood:
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Foreign Language Film: Ida
Best Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call
Best Documentary Short Film: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Best Sound Editing: American Sniper
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
Best Animated Short Film: Feast
Best Animated Feature: Big Hero 6
Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Cinematography: Birdman
Best Film Editing: Whiplash
Best Documentary: Citizenfour
Best Song: “Glory” by John Legend and Common from ‘Selma’
Best Original Score: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Original Screenplay: Birdman
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game
Best Director: Alejandro Inarritu – Birdman
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
Best Actress: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Best Film: Birdman