Monday, February 23, 2015

87th Oscar Winners Announced

Birdman took home 4 awards, including Best Picture.

A close race proved predictable again for Hollywood's big night. There weren't many surprises, unless you predicted Boyhood would win Best Picture and/or Best Director. Birdman's triumph seems rather odd, but it wasn't a normal awards season by any means.

In all, I predicted 21/24 categories correctly, missing only Best Animated Feature Film (predicted How to Train Your Dragon 2), Best Sound Mixing (predicted Birdman), and Best Documentary Short Film (predicted Joanna). This is the best I've done since 2007, if I'm not mistaken, so there's something else to celebrate.

If you haven't seen the winners by now, take a look below.

Best Picture:

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 

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Imitation Game

Best Original Screenplay:

Best Production Design:
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Cinematography:

Best Costume Design:
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Film Editing:

Best Original Score:
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Song:
"Glory" from Selma

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Sound Mixing:

Best Sound Editing:
American Sniper

Best Visual Effects:

Best Animated Feature Film: 
Big Hero 6

Best Documentary Feature Film: 

Best Foreign Language Film:
Ida (Poland)

Best Live Action Short Film:
The Phone Call

Best Animated Short Film:

Best Documentary Short Film:
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  1. You did better than me by 1!!! We did good this year...and BIRDMAN!!!!

    1. Yeah, I think this ties the best I've ever done. So happy for Birdman!

  2. Thanks for the run down! I didn't get to watch the awards, so this is nice to have. :) You really nailed it on most of your predictions.

    1. You're very welcome! :) I did much better than I thought I would.

  3. WOW!! You only got three wrong? Well done Josh! Hurray for Birdman, I really did not see that coming. I thought it'd be a split that Inarritu gets Best Director & Boyhood wins BP, but I'm super happy w/ this result! If only Keaton got one too :(

    1. Thanks Ruth! Yeah, Birdman is such a strange choice for Oscar voters. I wish I'd been wrong about Keaton losing. :(