OSCARS 2015: List of Oscar winners

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Here’s a partial list of winners at Sunday’s 87th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Keep checking back with us as we continue to update this list.


Best picture: ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’

“Birdman” has won the Academy Award for best picture.

The film, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who also won best director, stars Michael Keaton as an aging superhero movie star suffering an identity crisis — and seeking redemption by mounting a serious Broadway play. It’s been hailed for its ensemble cast and its virtuosic camera work, which gives the sensation that the whole movie is shot in one continuous take.

Best director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman.”
It was the second Oscar of the night for Inarritu, who won the original screenplay award. He was also previously nominated for “Babel.”

The Mexican-born director has been hailed for his craftsmanship in “Birdman,” which gives the sensation of having been filmed in one continuous shot. The film stars Michael Keaton as an aging blockbuster movie star seeking to restore his reputation — and bolster his ego — by mounting a serious Broadway play.

Best actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything.”
Redmayne plays the real-life role of physicist Stephen Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the age of 21. The actor has been praised for his skillful depiction of Hawking’s gradual physical decline.

It was the first Oscar for Redmayne, 33, who also won the Golden Globe in January.

Best actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice.”
Moore gives a nuanced and heart-rending portrayal of a vibrant, ambitious Columbia University professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in the film by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.

It was the first Oscar for Moore, 54, in five acting nominations. She also won the Golden Globe in January.

Supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash.”

Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood.”

Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).”

Foreign language film: “Ida.”

Adapted screenplay: Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game.”

Original screenplay: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).”

Animated feature film: “Big Hero 6.”

Production design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Cinematography: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).”

Sound mixing: “Whiplash.”

Sound editing: “American Sniper.”

Original score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Original song: “Glory” from “Selma.”

Costume design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Documentary feature: “CitizenFour.”

Documentary (short subject): “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.”

Film editing: “Whiplash.”

Makeup and hairstyling: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Animated short film: “Feast.”

Live action short film: “The Phone Call.”

Visual effects: “Interstellar.”


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The black-and-white Polish film “Ida” has won the Academy Award for best foreign language film.

The win marks the first foreign language Oscar for Poland despite nine previous nominations and a rich history of filmmaking, including by renowned directors like Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski. But the tautly made “Ida,” a period film that plunges into a dark chapter of Polish history of German occupation during World War II, emerged as one of the critical hits of 2014. Pawel Pawlikowski’s film also was nominated for its cinematography.

Other nominees were: “Timbuktu” from Mauritania, “Wild Tales” from Argentina, “Leviathan” from Russia and “Tangerines” from Estonia.

The 87th Academy Awards are airing live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with Neil Patrick Harris as host.

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