Who Won At the 2015 Oscars? Here's Your Handy Complete Winner's List!
The critics logged hours upon hours watching this year's best films. The designers spent weeks on finishing touches for this year's biggest gowns. And E!'s Giuliana Rancic delivered a fair share of the 2015 red carpet's most tweet-able gaffes. But all the hard work finally paid off at Sunday night's 87th Academy Awards, where the year's most notable films and stars gathered to accept the biggest honor in entertainment. That said, putting aside the quality of the films, the quality of the dresses, and the quality of Rancic's work on the red carpet, there's one thing everyone watching, and everyone in the audience, wanted to know: Who won at the 2015 Oscars?
Neil Patrick Harris served as host at this year's ceremony, but, we saw more entertainment, and poignancy, from the nominees tonight. Despite the many, many problems and controversy surrounding the nominees, we saw several DVR-worthy moments at the podium. The Theory of Everything's Eddie Redmayne flexed his charm with a giggly Best Actor win, Patricia Arquette won both a statue and the nation's attention fighting for equal rights, Common and John Legend called for change in a country still plagued with racism, and Julianne Moore finally snagged her first Oscar win with Still Alice after three previous nominations and losses. (Hey, a year headlining an excellent movie and blockbuster favorite will do that for you.) And though sentimental favorite Boyhood ultimately lost Best Picture to Birdman, as Fandango's Dave Karger noted, all eight Best Picture nominees won in at least one category. Still, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel walked away with the most trophies during the evening.
So, back to the main question at hand: Who won? See below for the complete list, and applaud yourself for surviving what felt like the longest Oscars ever!
Best PictureAmerican SniperWINNER: BirdmanBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash
Best ActressMarion Cotillard, Two Days, One NightFelicity Jones, The Theory of EverythingWINNER: Julianne Moore, Still AliceRosamund Pike, Gone GirlReese Witherspoon, Wild
Best ActorSteve Carell, FoxcatcherBradley Cooper, American SniperBenedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation GameMichael Keaton, BirdmanWINNER: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Supporting ActressWINNER: Patricia Arquette, BoyhoodLaura Dern, WildEmma Stone, BirdmanKeira Knightley, The Imitation GameMeryl Streep, Into the Woods
Best Supporting ActorRobert Duvall, The JudgeEthan Hawke, BoyhoodEdward Norton, BirdmanWINNER: J.K. Simmons, WhiplashMark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Best DirectorWINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, BirdmanRichard Linklater, BoyhoodWes Anderson, The Grand Budapest HotelBennett Miller, FoxcatcherMorten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
Best Original ScreenplayWINNER: BirdmanBoyhoodFoxcatcherThe Grand Budapest HotelNightcrawler
Best Adapted ScreenplayAmerican SniperWINNER: The Imitation GameInherent ViceThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash
Best Animated FeatureWINNER: Big Hero 6The BoxtrollsSong of the SeaThe Tale of the Princess KaguyaHow to Train Your Dragon 2
Best Foreign Language FilmWINNER: Ida, PolandLeviathan, RussiaTangerines, EstoniaTimbuktu, MauritaniaWildtales, Argentina
Best CinematographyWINNER: BirdmanThe Grand Budapest HotelIdaMr. TurnerUnbroken
Best Music, Original ScoreWINNER: The Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameInterstellarThe Theory of EverythingMr. Turner
Best Music, Original Song“Everything Is Awesome,” The Lego MovieWINNER: “Glory,” Selma“Grateful,” Beyond the Lights“Lost Stars,” Begin Again“I’m Not Going to Miss You,” I’ll Be Me
Best Makeup and HairstylingFoxcatcherWINNER: The Grand Budapest HotelGuardians of the Galaxy
Best Costume DesignWINNER: The Grand Budapest HotelInherent ViceInto the WoodsMaleficentMr. Turner
Best Documentary FeatureWINNER: CitizenFourThe Salt of the EarthLast Days in VietnamVirungaFinding Vivian Maier
Best Documentary ShortWINNER: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1JoannaOur CurseThe Reaper (La Parka)White Earth
Best Live Action Short FilmAyaBoogaloo and GrahamButter LampParvanehWINNER: The Phone Call
Best Animated Short FilmThe Bigger PictureThe Dam KeeperWINNER: FeastMe and My MoultonA Single Life
Best Visual EffectsCaptain America: The Winter SoldierDawn of the Planet of the ApesWINNER: InterstellarX-Men Days of Future PastGuardians of the Galaxy
Best Film EditingAmerican SniperBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelImitation GameWINNER: Whiplash
Best Sound MixingAmerican SniperBirdmanInterstellarUnbrokenWINNER: Whiplash
Best Sound EditingWINNER: American SniperBirdmanThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesUnbrokenInterstellar
Best Production DesignWINNER: The Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameInterstellarInto the WoodsMr. Turner