Winners // 87th ACADEMY AWARDS

It's the most wonderful time of the year. The world's biggest stars have walked the world's most famous red carpet and the world's most famous award has gone to some of 2014's best films. Birdman and Boyhood went into the evening as the frontrunners, with the former edging out 4 wins, including Best Picture. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu became the second Mexican director in a row to win Best Director. And, Julianne Moore can finally be referred to as an Academy Award winner. While I was expecting the end results to be a bit different, 2014 was a great year for film and I'm pleased with the winners listed below (especially because I correctly predicted 16 of the 24 categories). Here's to seeing how 2015 will shape up!

Best Picture

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Julianne Moore

Still Alice

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Eddie Redmayne

The Theory of Everything

Achievement in Directing

Alejandro G. Inarritu

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Achievement in Writing, Adapted Screenplay

Graham Moore

The Imitation Game

Achievement in Writing, Original Screenplay

Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Achievement in Music, Original Score

Alexandre Desplat

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Achievement in Music, Original Song

"Glory" from Selma

Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

Best Documentary Feature


Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, and Dirk Wilutzky

Achievement in Film Editing

Tom Cross


Achievement in Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Achievement in Production Design

Adam Stockhausen (Production Design)

Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6

Don Hall, Chris Williams, and Roy Conli

Best Animated Short Film


Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

Achievement in Visual Effects

Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette


Achievement in Sound Editing

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

American Sniper

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley


Best Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

Best Live Action Short Film

The Phone Call

Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

Best Foreign Language Film

Ida (Poland)

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Achievement in Costume Design

Milena Canonero

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

J.K. Simmons


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