The 87th Oscars took place on Sunday night Feb. 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angles. Neil Patrick Harris hosted the event and opened the show with a song and dance routine, “Moving Pictures”, Anna Kendrick and Jack Black joined Mr. Harris in the song.
J.K. Simmons won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in a Film for the movie “Whiplash.” The other nominees in that category were Robert Duvall in “The Judge,” Edward Norton for “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and Mark Ruffalo for his role in “Foxcatcher.”
“50 Shades of Grey” actress Dakota Johnson introduced Maroon 5’s Adam Levine singing “Lost Stars” for the movie Begin Again.
Jennifer Lopez and Chris Pine presented the award for Achievement in Costume Design; the winner was from “The Grand Budapest Hotel’ costume design.
Nicole Kidman presented the award for Best Foreign Film; the winner was the film “Ida” from Poland.
Kerry Washington and Jason Bateman presented the award for Best Short Live Action Film; the winner was the film “Phone Call.” They also presented the award for Best Documentary Short Subjects, the winner was “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.”
Sienna Miller and Chris Evans presented the award for Best Sound Mixing in a Film, the winner was “Whiplash”, other films that were nominated were “American Sniper, Birdman, Interstellar, and Unbroken.” They also presented the award for Achievement in Sound Editing in which “American Sniper”, the other films that were nominated in this category were “Birdman, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Unbroken, and Interstellar.”
Jared Leto presented the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Film. Patricia Arquette won for her role in “Boyhood.” The other nominees were Laura Dern for “Wild”, Emma Stone for “Birdman”, Meryl Streep for “Into The Woods”, and Kiera Knighty for “The Intimation Game.”
“Interstellar” won the award for Achievement in Visual Effects, the other films that were nominated in that category were “Captain America: Winter Solider, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
“Feast” won the award for Best Animated Short Film; “Big Hero 6” won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” won the Oscar for Achievement in Production Design.
“Birdman” won for Best Cintematography.
“Citizen Four” won the award for Best Documentary Feature.
“Everything is Awesome” for the Lego movie won for best song.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” won for Best Orginal Score.
“Birdman” won for Best Screenplay; and “The Intimation Game” won for Best Adapted Screenplay.
“Birdman” won for Best Director.
Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Lead Role for his role in “The Theory of Everything.” The other nominees in this category were Steve Carrell for his role in Foxcatcher, Benedict Cumberbatch for his role in The Initmation Game, and Michael Keaton for his role in Birdman.
Julianne Moore won the award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for her role in “Still Alice.” The other nominees in this category were Felicity Jones for her role in The Theory of Everything, Rosamund Pike for her role in Gone Girl, and Resse Witherspoon for her role in Wild.
Birdman won the Oscar for Best Picture. The other nominees in this category were American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Intimation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash.