Who Took Home Oscar Gold At The 2015 Academy Awards?

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Welcome to Hollywood’s Night of Nights! The Academy Awards! The Oscars!

4YE favourite Neil Patrick Harris steps into hosting duties for the first time this year, and boy were we excited to see what this singing/dancing dynamo was going to bring to the show. He set the bar pretty high with his hosting gigs at the Tonys and the Emmys, so we were dying to find out how he will fare at the Oscars (spoiler alert: he did AMAZING).

Heading into tonight’s show, bets seem to be off on some of tonight’s biggest prizes. Following success at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the various Guild specific award ceremonies, it appears that Birdman, Boyhood‘s Richard Linklater, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, JK Simmons and Patricia Arquette are going to continue their dominance this award season. However, this is the Oscars and they have been known to throw in the occasional curve ball just to spice things up a bit.

We had a ton of questions going into this telecast, many to do with the winners. Will we get a predictable outcome? Will there be any dark horses? Will your favourites triumph? Who won’t be able to get through their acceptance speech? And just what can Neil Patrick Harris do to top Ellen’s Twitter-breaking selfie from last year?

Let’s get down to business as the following people went home with the little golden guy known as Oscar.

And The Winners Are…

Best Picture:  Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole

Best Supporting Actor: JK Simmons, Whiplash

Best Directing: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Original Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best Animated Feature Film: Don Hall, Chris Williams, and Roy Conli, Big Hero 6

Best Foreign Language Film: Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida (Poland)

Best Documentary – Feature: Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, and Dirk Wilutsky, Citizenfour 

Best Documentary – Short Subject: Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Best Live Action Short Film: Matt Kirby and James Lucas, The Phone Call

Best Animated Short Film: Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed, Feast

Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Song: John Legend and Common, Glory

Best Sound Editing: Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper

Best Sound Mixing: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley, Whiplash

Best Production Design: Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock, The Grand Budapest Hotel 

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Film Editing: Tom Cross, Whiplash

Best Visual Effects: Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher, Interstellar

Did your favorites win? How do you think Neil Patrick Harris did as a host?

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