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‘Birdman’ or bored, man? We watched the Oscars so you didn’t have to

Posted at 12:00 pm, February 23, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony went off without a major hitch – disappointingly. The Oscars is always most fun when something goes horribly wrong – an angry or misjudged speech, a serious mispronunciation, a bad-taste joke, a hilarious fashion disaster – all of which were largely absent from yesterday’s ceremony. But there was still plenty to take away from the night – some great gags, some fiery speechifying and some highly controversial awards.

Which hero director kept speaking even after the get-off-the-stage orchestra struck up? Which outspoken outsider was controversially left out of the ‘in memoriam’ section? Who had a potentially ceremony-sabotaging ‘brain fart’?

Find answers to all your nagging questions in our handy list of ‘Ten things we learned at the 2015 Oscars‘.

See below for a full list of the winners on the night.


Best Picture



Eddie Redmayne

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne in ‘The Theory of Everything


Best Supporting Actor

JK Simmons in ‘Whiplash


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Best Actress

Julianne Moore in ‘Still Alice


Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette in ‘Boyhood


Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Imitation Game


Best Original Screenplay



Best Cinematography



Best Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel


Best Director

Birdman’, Alejandro G Iñárritu


Best Documentary Feature



Best Documentary Short

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1


Best Film Editing



Best Foreign Language Film

Ida’, Poland


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

The Grand Budapest Hotel


Best Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel’, Alexandre Desplat



Best Original Song

‘Glory’ from ‘Selma


Best Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel


Best Animated Short Film



Best Live Action Short Film

The Phone Call


Best Sound Editing

American Sniper


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Best Sound Mixing




Best Visual Effects


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