Monday, 23 February 2015

Oscars 2015: The controversial and the predictable.

Forget Michael Moore protesting the war in Iraq, or Marlon Brando sending a Native American rights activist up to accept his award for Best Actor. Last night’s was the most campaigning crop of Oscar winners in memory. There were calls for women’s rights, African-American civil rights, immigrant rights and gay rights. Did I miss anything?

The full list of winners is:
Best Picture: Birdman
Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Original Screenplay: Birdman
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game
Best Foreign Language Film: Ida (Poland)
Best Animated Film: Big Hero 6
Best Documentary Feature: Citizenfour
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Best Original Song: Glory (from Selma)
Best Original Soundtrack: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Make up/Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Documentary Short Subject: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Best Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call
Best Animated Short Film: Feast
Best Film Editing: Whiplash
Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Best Sound Editing: American Sniper
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar

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