87th Academy Awards

87th Academy Awards

February 22, 2015
February 22, 2015
Los Angeles and Hollywood
Los Angeles and Hollywood


The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2014 and took place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan and directed by Hamish Hamilton.[8][9] Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted the ceremony for the first time.[10]

In related events, the Academy held its 6th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 8, 2014.[11] On February 7, 2015, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by hosts Margot Robbie and Miles Teller.[12]

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and The Grand Budapest Hotel each won four awards, with the former film earning the Best Picture honor.[13][14] Other winners include Whiplash with three, and American Sniper, Big Hero 6, Boyhood, Citizenfour, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Feast, Ida, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Phone Call, Selma, Still Alice and The Theory of Everything with one. The telecast garnered more than 37 million viewers in the United States.

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Julianne Moore
American actress
bornDecember 3, 1960
Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Resides inNew York City, New York, U.S.
Eddie Redmayne
Actor and model
bornJanuary 6, 1982
London, England, United Kingdom
American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
bornSeptember 4, 1981
Houston, Texas, United States
Resides inManhattan, New York, U.S.
Ben Affleck
American Actor
bornAugust 15, 1972
Berkeley, California, U.S.

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Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973)[1] is an American actor, producer, singer, comedian, magician, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and for his role as the title character in Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993). He currently hosts Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.

He is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon's musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series (2004–2011). He appeared in the films Starship Troopers (1997), Beastly (2011), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013) and Gone Girl (2014).

Harris was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2010,[2] He has hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, for which he won several special class Emmy Awards.[3] He also hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, thus making him the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards.[4] In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

Best Picture Winner

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), commonly known as Birdman, is a 2014 American satirical black comedy-drama film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. It was written by Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo. The film stars Michael Keaton with a supporting cast of Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. The story follows Riggan Thomson (Keaton), a faded Hollywood actor best known for playing the superhero "Birdman", as he struggles to mount a Broadway adaptation of a short story by Raymond Carver.

The film covers the period of previews leading to the play's opening, and with a brief exception appears as if filmed in a single shot, an idea Iñárritu had from the film's conception. Emmanuel Lubezki, who won the Academy Award for his cinematography in Birdman, believed that the recording time necessary for the unique long take approach taken in Birdman could not have been made with older technology. The film was shot in New York City during the spring of 2013 with a budget of $16.5 million jointly financed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, New Regency Pictures and Worldview Entertainment. It premiered the following year in August where it opened the 71st Venice International Film Festival.

Birdman had a limited theatrical release in the United States on October 17, 2014, followed by a wide release on November 14, grossing more than $103 million worldwide. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography from a total of nine nominations, tying it with The Grand Budapest Hotel for the most nominated film of the Academy's 87th annual awards ceremony. It also won Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Keaton and Best Screenplay at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

Best Director Winner

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈxandɾo ɣonˈsales iˈɲaritu]; credited since 2014 as Alejandro G. Iñárritu; born August 15, 1963) is a Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter, and former composer. He is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Directing and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, for Babel in 2007. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene, the best director award at Cannes.

His five feature films – Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006) (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful (2010) and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) – have garnered wide acclaim and numerous accolades including Academy Award nominations. In 2015, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture for Birdman. His sixth film, The Revenant, will be released on December 25, 2015.


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Dolby Theatre
The Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theater has hosted the Academy Awards ceremonies (the Oscars), initially held there in March 2002. It is the first permanent home for these annual awards ceremonies.

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Oscars 2015 Infographic: How White Are The 87th Academy Awards?
International Business Times  –  February 22, 2015
The 87th Annual Academy Awards are happening Sunday, and as all the glamourous nominnees make their way down the red carpet viewers may notice something: They’re all white. Not a single actor of color was nominated for the 2015 Oscars. Not a single ...
Oscars 2015 on the Go
Guardian LV  –  March 10, 2015
Like every year, the Oscars 2015 had lot of its customary rev-up moments, not to mention the usual histrionics and memes that caught up the heat at the social media. The stars emerged in their dazzling best, unraveling the season’s best designs swearing ...
Oscars 2015: the complete list of winners revealed
Hello Magazine  –  February 23, 2015
Eddie Redmayne told his new wife Hannah Bagshawe: 'I love you – we have a new fella coming to share our apartment' A clearly emotional Eddie paid special tribute to his loved ones, in particular his tearful wife, and dedicated the award to the Hawking ...
Oscars 2015 Winners (Full List): Who Won Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director at Academy Awards 2015 in LA?
The Christian Post  –  February 23, 2015
The Oscars 2015 winners have been announced and most awards went as predicted by analysts ahead of the Academy Awards show. Taking the biggest prize of the night was Birdman, which won the award for Best Picture. Neil Patrick Harris hosted this year's ...
Oscars 2015: The winners list
CNN  –  February 22, 2015
(CNN)Here's the list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards. Winners are noted in bold and with an asterisk. Best Picture "American Sniper" "Birdman" (*WINNER) "Boyhood" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "The Imitation Game" "Selma" "The Theory of Everything ...
Oscars 2015 - Full Performers & Presenters List
Just Jared  –  February 22, 2015
It is going to be an incredibly starry evening full of fantastic performances at the 2015 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 22) in Hollywood. The show will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris in his first time taking the reins on ...
Watch Oscars 2015 Live Online on PC, Android, iPhone and iPad
Techno-Science.net  –  February 21, 2015
Where to watch Oscars 2015 live online in US, UK, India and other countries. Plus Oscars 2015 red carpet and Backstage shows live streaming as well. The 87th Academy Awards is all set to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, the ...

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