Oscars 2015: Full list of winners in the 87th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored the deserving men and women who were involved in the making of great films during the past year in the 87th Academy Awards.

It’s the Oscars once again and for this year the most coveted prize of the annual event, The Best Picture, went to the movie Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

Beating seven other equally deserving nominees, Birdman stars Michael Keaton in a comedic film about an actor trying to get rid of his well-known past by re-establishing himself as a serious actor.

The other films nominated for the Best Picture category were American Sniper, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Whiplash, The Theory of Everything, Boyhood, Selma and The Imitation Game.

Birdman also took home three other awards, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki (who also won the award last year for the movie Gravity), Best Directing for Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Best Writing for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo.

The Oscars ceremony for this year, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (famous for his role as Doogie Howser, M.D.), was different as all the nominees for the acting categories were “white”.

Taking home an Oscar for Best Actor is 33-year-old Eddie Redmayne for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, winning against the likes of Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game).

The Best Actress trophy went to Julianne Moore for her acting in the movie Still Alice. This is her first win after four previous nominations, as supporting actress in Boogie Nights (1997), lead in the 1999 movie The End of the Affair, supporting role in 2002 for the film The Hours and lead actress in Far from Heaven also from the year 2002.

Other winners for this year are J.K. Simmons in the film Whiplash and Patricia Arquette in Boyhood. The Best Animated Feature Film went to Big Hero 6.

Here's the complete list of winners for the 87th Academy Awards.
  • Best Picture: 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 Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman)
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Ida (Poland)
  • Best Original Screenplay: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo (Birdman)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)
  • Best Original Score: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Best Original Song: Glory from 'Selma'
  • Best Cinematography: Birdman
  • Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Best Documentary Feature: Citizenfour
  • Best Documentary Short Film: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Best Film Editing: Whiplash
  • Best Animated Short Film: Feast
  • Best Live-Action Short Film: The Phone Call
  • Best Sound Editing: American Sniper
  • Best Soung Mixing: Whiplash
  • Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
  • Best Make-up and Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel