Directed by Tom McCarthy. Note: Competitive Oscars are separated from non-competitive Oscars (i.e. Read Time Out's 2015 Oscar predictions – the 15 films we predict will be picking up Academy Awards for Best Film in 2014. Share Twitter Facebook. Producers have moved the film's release date forward to qualify for an Oscar Having won for his work on Gravity the year before, Emmanuel Lubezki became the fourth person to win two consecutive Best Cinematography awards. [35] Musicians Questlove and Mark Mothersbaugh and actor Will Arnett made cameos during the performance of Best Original Song nominee "Everything Is Awesome". "[54], Other media outlets received the broadcast more positively. John Toll was the last one who accomplished this feat for his work on 1994's Legends of the Fall and 1995's Braveheart. 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The Oscars aren’t until February 2015… Oscars 2015: Best Film nominees. Academy Awards 2015 -- Best Foreign Language Film. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole, producers. [3] In October 2014, actor Neil Patrick Harris, who previously hosted four Tony Awards ceremonies between 2009 and 2013 and two Primetime Emmy Awards telecasts in 2009 and 2013, was chosen as host of the 2015 gala. No comments. The 2015 Oscars are shaping up to be the year of the Brits, with Benedict Cumberbatch one of three almost-guaranteed Best Actor nominees. The following 17 films received multiple nominations: The following three films received multiple awards: The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers. [38][39] The combined gross of the eight Best Picture nominees at the American and Canadian box offices was $205 million, with an average of $25.6 million per film. We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage. Honorary Award, Special Achievement Award, Juvenile Award); as such, any films that were awarded a non-competitive award will be shown in brackets next to the number of … At times, these casual discussions take on a life of their own, and some are eager to break a story without knowing the facts. The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards have been announced. I saw all 83 entries. By Sandy Schaefer Feb 22, 2015 If a film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, its entry is listed in a shaded background with a boldface title.. [37], None of the eight Best Picture nominees was among the top fifty release in box office during nominations. In addition, he remarked that several of the acceptance speeches and musical numbers provided a mix of humor, fun, and sincerity. [34] Oscar-winning husband-and-wife songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez composed Harris's opening number entitled "Moving Pictures". The nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were announced on January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PST (13:30 UTC), at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by directors J. J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Pine. To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true. He’s a pro at hosting, after his Tony and Emmy gigs, and it showed during the ABC telecast in his endlessly relaxed and open energy." YGD is a gaming initiative for 10-18 year olds which explores how games … He was calm and cheerful and vanilla as usual, always ready with a lightly snarky joke and always eager to jump into a big production number involving old-timey choreography. HitFix television columnist Alan Sepinwall commented, "It ran on and on and on and on so much that when host Neil Patrick Harris finally got around to paying off a running gag about his Oscar predictions being locked in a box on stage left, he had to stop to explain the bit to us all over again." … The nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were announced on January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PST (13:30 UTC), at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by directors J. J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Pine. [27] Derek McLane returned to design a new set and stage design for the show. Sunday, February 22, 2015. With Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber. [37] The Imitation Game was the second-highest-grossing film with $42.7 million; this was followed by Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) ($26.6 million), The Theory of Everything ($26.2 million), Boyhood ($24.3 million), Selma ($16.5 million), Whiplash ($6.2 million), and finally American Sniper ($3.3 million). [23], The Academy held its 6th Annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 8, 2014, during which the following awards were presented:[11][24]. [48], In response to criticism about lack of diversity, AMPAS President Isaacs told reporter Sandy Cohen from the Associated Press that the Academy was "committed to seeking out diversity of voice and opinion. "[55] The Times-Picayune columnist Dave Walker wrote, "Harris played it like he was basically born to do it—light on his feet working the crowd or at center stage without his pants, winkingly self-deprecating, moving-right-along when his prepared material didn't land (which was too often)—and he now may have a job for life if he wants it." Here is the full list of winners. [33] During the ceremony, actor Channing Tatum introduced a group called "Team Oscar", which consisted of six young film students from colleges across the country selected by AMPAS whose role was to deliver Oscar statuettes to the presenters during the gala. 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List of films. The 87th Academy Awards have now ended in Los Angeles. Here’s a list of the recipients in full, ‘Fear is the condom of life’: the very best Oscars 2015 quotes, Birdman takes flight but Boyhood suffers growing pains, First published on Mon 23 Feb 2015 01.43 GMT, WINNER: JK Simmons for WhiplashRobert Duvall for The JudgeEthan Hawke for BoyhoodEdward Norton for BirdmanMark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher, WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena CanoneroInherent Vice – Mark BridgesInto the Woods – Colleen AtwoodMaleficent – Anna B SheppardMr Turner – Jacqueline Durran, WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon, Mark CoulierFoxcatcher – Bill Corso, Dennis LiddiardGuardians of the Galaxy – Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White, WINNER: Ida – Paweł PawlikowskiTangerines – Zaza UrushadzeLeviathan – Andrey ZvyagintsevWild Tales – Damián SzifrónTimbuktu – Abderrahmane Sissako, WINNER: The Phone Call – Mat Kirkby, James LucasAya – Oded Binnun, Mihal BrezisBoogaloo and Graham – Michael Lennox, Ronan BlaneyButter Lamp – Wei Hu, Julien FéretParvaneh – Talkhon Hamzavi, Stefan Eichenberger, WINNER: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 – Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Dana PerryJoanna – Aneta KopaczOur Curse – Tomasz Sliwinski, Maciej SlesickiThe Reaper – Gabriel SerraWhite Earth – Christian Jensen, WINNER: Whiplash – Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas CurleyAmerican Sniper – John T Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt MartinBirdman – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Thomas VargaInterstellar – Gary Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark WeingartenUnbroken – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, David Lee, WINNER: American Sniper – Alan Robert Murray, Bub AsmanBirdman – Aaron Glascock, Martín HernándezThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Brent Burge, Jason CanovasInterstellar – Richard KingUnbroken – Becky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro, WINNER: Patricia Arquette for BoyhoodLaura Dern for WildKeira Knightley for The Imitation GameEmma Stone for BirdmanMeryl Streep for Into the Woods, WINNER: Interstellar – Paul J Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R FisherCaptain America: The Winter Soldier – Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Daniel Sudick Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik WinquistGuardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul CorbouldX-Men: Days of Future Past – Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer, WINNER: Feast – Patrick Osborne, Kristina ReedThe Bigger Picture – Daisy Jacobs, Chris HeesThe Dam Keeper – Robert Kondo, Daisuke “Dice” TsutsumiMe and My Moulton – Torill KoveA Single Life – Joris Oprins, WINNER: Big Hero 6The BoxtrollsHow to Train Your Dragon 2Song of the SeaThe Tale of the Princess Kaguya, WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel: Adam Stockhausen, Anna PinnockThe Imitation Game: Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacdonaldInterstellar: Nathan Crowley, Gary FettisInto the Woods: Dennis Gassner, Anna PinnockMr Turner: Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts, WINNER: Birdman: Emmanuel LubezkiThe Grand Budapest Hotel: Robert D YeomanIda: Lukasz Zal, Ryszard LenczewskiMr Turner: Dick PopeUnbroken: Roger Deakins, WINNER: Whiplash – Tom CrossBoyhood – Sandra AdairThe Imitation Game – William GoldenbergThe Grand Budapest Hotel – Barney PillingAmerican Sniper – Joel Cox, Gary Roach, WINNER: Citizenfour – Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk WilutzkyFinding Vivian Maier – John Maloof, Charlie SiskelLast Days in Vietnam – Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlesterThe Salt of the Earth – Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David RosierVirunga – Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara, WINNER: Glory from Selma – Lonnie Lynn (Common), John Stephens (John Legend)The Lego Movie – Shawn Patterson (Everything Is Awesome)Beyond the Lights – Diane Warren (Grateful)Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond (I’m Not Gonna Miss You)Begin Again – Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois (Lost Stars), WINNER: Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest HotelAlexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game Hans Zimmer – InterstellarJóhann Jóhannsson– The Theory of Everything Gary Yershon – Mr Turner, WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – BirdmanRichard Linklater – BoyhoodE Max Frye, Dan Futterman – FoxcatcherWes Anderson, Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest HotelDan Gilroy – Nightcrawler, WINNER: Graham Moore – The Imitation GameJason Hall – American SniperPaul Thomas Anderson – Inherent ViceAnthony McCarten – The Theory of EverythingDamien Chazelle – Whiplash, WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu for BirdmanRichard Linklater for BoyhoodBennett Miller for FoxcatcherWes Anderson for The Grand Budapest HotelMorten Tyldum for The Imitation Game, WINNER: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything, Steve Carell for FoxcatcherBenedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation GameBradley Cooper for American SniperMichael Keaton for Birdman, WINNER: Julianne Moore for Still AliceMarion Cotillard for Two Days, One NightFelicity Jones for The Theory of EverythingRosamund Pike for Gone GirlReese Witherspoon for Wild, WINNER: BirdmanAmerican SniperBoyhoodThe Imitation GameThe Grand Budapest HotelSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash, Oscars 2015: a masterclass in how to beat the orchestra send-off music, This year's Oscars unmasked Hollywood's most dubious views | Steven Thrasher. [17] For the first time since the expansion of the Best Picture nominee roster at the 82nd ceremony in 2010, every Best Picture nominee won at least one award. [31] Nevertheless, both Meron and Zadan denied such allegations and insisted that Harris was their only choice saying, "After every Oscar show there is always a discussion as to who will host the next one. [45], As a result, the Academy was ridiculed by the Black Twitter community and became the target of hashtag movements such as #OscarsSoWhite and #WhiteOscars. Oscars 2015: Top 5 Moments From the Show Toward the end of the night, Eddie Redmayne won for best actor for playing Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," and "Still Alice" star Julianne Moore took home the award for best actress. Below, you’ll find all of the 2015 Oscar winners. [51], The show received a mixed reception from media publications. [50] However, the protest was canceled in light of DuVernay pleading with civil rights leaders to instead pursue a direct dialogue with Academy leadership. Oscars 2015 in pictures: Film stars arrive on red carpet in Hollywood. Submission of a film does not automatically qualify it for the competition; AMPAS has the final word on eligibility, and has disqualified submissions in the past. [6] An estimated 63 million total viewers watched all or part of the awards. [37][A], Of the top 50 grossing movies of the year, 23 nominations went to 13 films on the list. The film - based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking - is a portrait of a marriage shaped and tested by extremes of illness and academic success. [49], Several days before the awards gala, the National Action Network led by civil rights activist Al Sharpton and several other organization planned to demonstrate near the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre before and during the telecast. In addition, he observed, "Either the production consumed Harris, the writing failed him, or he picked a very strange night to go off-brand. [16], The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 22, 2015. Neil Patrick Harris received the Academy’s formal offer. Neil Patrick Harris hosted an unabashed love letter to the movies and proved that he's the best host around -- … Best Picture . Furthermore, praised the cast and several musical numbers from the show. Honoring movies released in 2014. "[52] Hal Boedeker of the Orlando Sentinel wrote, "Harris headlined a blah production number to start the show. Pawel Pawlikowski talks over the orchestra accepting his award. [15] For the first time, nominations for all 24 competitive categories were announced. Check out the list of winners at the 87th Annual Academy Awards and find out what films won big during the 2015 Oscars ceremony. Laura Poitras, second left, accepts her award for Citizenfour. "[30], Shortly after his selection, several reports were released indicating that DeGeneres and other comedians such as 2005 ceremony host Chris Rock and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus declined the offer to host the program, and Harris was a last-minute choice as emcee.