2015 Oscar Winners: The 87th Annual Academy Awards Results

The day is upon us. Oscar Sunday. The finale of the movie season. Our Super Bowl. The day where the best of the previous year's films are crowned and the collective consciousness switches from looking backwards to forwards.

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 87th Annual Academy Awards live from Hollywood California where the best films of 2014 battle for Oscar gold. Below, you'll find all of the 2015 Oscar winners. Here are our predictions. Were we right? Did your favorite film win? Were there any upsets? Find out below.

Here are all the 2015 oscar winners.

2015 Oscar Winners

  • Best Picture - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Best Actress - Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Best Actor - Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
  • Directing  - Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Best Supporting Actress - Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
  • Animated Feature Film – Big Hero 6
  • Documentary Feature – Citizenfour
  • Foreign Language Film - Ida (Poland) 
  • Adapted Screenplay - Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
  • Original Screenplay - Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Original Score - Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Original Song - "Glory" from Selma
  • Film Editing – Whiplash
  • Production Design - The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Sound Editing – American Sniper
  • Sound Mixing – Whiplash
  • Visual Effects – Interstellar
  • Cinematography - Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Costume Design - Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Makeup and Hairstyling - Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Animated Short Film – Feast
  • Live Action Short Film - The Phone Call
  • Documentary Short Subject - Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • And here are the nominees. We'll bold each one and bump it to the top as they're announced.

    2015 Academy Awards Live Blog

    BirdmanBest PictureAmerican SniperBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – WinnerBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash

    Commentary: Boyhood was the early favorite but in the past few weeks, Birdman became the clear favorite and takes the award here. It's a great movie and I'm happy for it but as a huge Boyhood fan, I'm a little disappointed here.

    Julianne Moore in Still AliceBest Actress

    Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night

    Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

    Julianne Moore, Still Alice – Winner

    Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

    Reese Witherspoon, Wild

    Commentary: Julianne Moore wins not only for this performance, but for her whole body of work, which is extraordinary and under-appreciated.

    eddie-redmayne-jupiter-ascending-1Best Actor

    Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

    Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Imitation Game

    Michael Keaton, Birdman

    Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything – Winner

    Commentary: This was widely considered to be one of the closest races and Eddie Redmayne beats Michael Keaton. Both incredible performances. Redmayne's acceptance speech was so natural and full of energy. (Note: The image above is not from The Theory of Everything. It's from Jupiter Ascending, because of course it is.)

    birdmanDirectingAlejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Winner

    Richard Linklater, Boyhood

    Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

    Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

    Commentary: I have to say – that was a huge upset. We had a feeling Birdman was going to take down a bunch of the big awards but, for Wes Anderson and ESPECIALLY Richard Linklater to lose their shot here, if very disappointing. Inarritu did a magnificent job but, this is upsetting.

    Imitation Game trailerAdapted Screenplay

    Jason Hall, American Sniper

    Graham Moore, The Imitation Game – Winner

    Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

    Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything

    Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

    Commentary: You have to imagine this was a pretty close race. Literally any of these writers could have won the award. I wouldn't have picked Moore, but, okay. He used his speech to tell people who are "weird" they belong in a very touching moment.

    Independent Spirit Awards 2015Original ScreenplayAlejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Winner

    Richard Linklater, Boyhood

    E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher

    Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

    Commentary: Birdman takes it down. Expected and deserved, but a tad disappointing just cause I was hoping for Nightcrawler for making sneaking one out.

    Original ScoreAlexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel – Winner

    Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

    Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

    Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner

    Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

    Commentary: Desplat, with two nominations, wins for probably the lesser of the two scores. But it's Wes Anderson and that's just awesome. A very good score, but personally I like The Imitation Game better. I'm happy either way. This is his first win after six years of losing.

    11:15 p.m. Lady Gaga is doing a 50th anniversary tribute to The Sound of Music. Which is very random, but kind of excellent.

    Original Song

    "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie

    "Glory" from Selma – Winner

    "Grateful" from Beyond the Lights

    "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me

    "Lost Stars" from Begin Again

    Commentary: First of all – John Travolta and Idina Menzel introduced the award, in a fantastic call back to last year's Oscar ceremony. As for the winner, Glory was a very well deserved winner. An amazing song that made the whole audience cry. Sorry for The Lego Movie but there really was never a doubt.

    CitizenfourDocumentary FeatureCitizenfour – WinnerFinding Vivian MaierLast Days in VietnamThe Salt of the EarthVirunga

    Commentary: I still can't believe that Citizenfour even exists. It's so incredible. A totally worthy and amazing winner.

    Film EditingAmerican SniperBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameWhiplash – Winner

    Commentary: Great tension, great pacing, great victory for Whiplash.

    CinematographyEmmanuel Lubezki, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Winner

    Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida

    Dick Pope, Mr. Turner

    Roger Deakins, Unbroken

    Commentary: When you make a movie that's basically in one full shot, you're going to win best Cinematography. That's just how it is. And it's totally warranted. Also, this is Lubezki's second Oscar in a row.

    Production DesignThe Grand Budapest Hotel – WinnerThe Imitation GameInterstellarInto the WoodsMr. Turner

    Commentary: The Grand Budapest Hotel wins another, in a sure fire sign it's taking most of the tech awards. The production design in the movie is absolutely magnificent so it's 100% well deserved.

    Big Hero 6 groupAnimated Feature FilmBig Hero 6 – WinnerThe BoxtrollsHow to Train Your Dragon 2Song of the SeaThe Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    Commentary: This was probably a closely contested race but Disney, again, takes it home. If The Lego Movie couldn't win, I'm glad Big Hero won. It's original, it's commercial, it's really good. Also, Neil Patrick Harris said, "If you're at the Oscar party with the people who made The Lego Movie, now would be a good time to distract them."

    Winston in FeastAnimated Short FilmThe Bigger PictureThe Dam KeeperFeast – WinnerMe and My MoultonA Single Life

    Commentary: Disney takes it home! So exciting! Congrats to Peter's dog, Pixel!

    Interstellar suitVisual EffectsCaptain America: The Winter SoldierDawn of the Planet of the ApesGuardians of the GalaxyInterstellar – WinnerX-Men: Days of Future Past

    Commentary: The big superhero award, more or less, and it loses...to Interstellar. I guess it makes sense, the movie was beautiful.

    Patricia Arquette in BoyhoodBest Supporting ActressPatricia Arquette, Boyhood – Winner

    Laura Dern, Wild

    Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

    Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

    Commentary: Another worthy yet expected win. Arquette took her time to argue for equal pay for women in America, which is pretty awesome.

    Sound EditingAmerican Sniper – WinnerBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesInterstellarUnbroken

    Commentary: Say what you want about American Sniper, the sound was good.

    Sound MixingAmerican SniperBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)InterstellarUnbrokenWhiplash – Winner

    Commentary: This has to be considered an upset, yes? Either way, who cares? I'm so happy that Whiplash got another Oscar.

    9:42 p.m. – Neil Patrick Harris just Birdmaned, in his tighty-whities, in front of a billion people. This guy is doing a great job.

    Documentary Short SubjectCrisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 – WinnerJoannaOur CurseThe Reaper (La Parka)White EarthLive Action Short FilmAyaBoogaloo and GrahamButter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)ParvanehThe Phone Call – Winner

    Commentary: I haven't seen any of these but out of all the short films that are out there and eligible, one has to be pretty special to win.

    9:18 p.m. Tegan, Sara and Lonely Island just performed Everything is Awesome from The Lego Movie with a cameo from Will Arnett as Batman. So hilarious.

    idaForeign Language FilmIda (Poland) – WinnerLeviathan (Russia)Tangerines (Estonia)Timbuktu (Mauritania)Wild Tales (Argentina)

    Commentary: Ida is available to stream on Netflix – right now – go for it.

    Makeup and Hairstyling

    Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, Foxcatcher

    Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel – Winner

    Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians of the Galaxy

    Costume DesignMilena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel – Winner

    Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice

    Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods

    Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive, Maleficent

    Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner

    Commentary: Guys and gals – a Wes Anderson movie is now a double Oscar nominee...and counting!

    jk simmons skull island story - whiplashBest Supporting Actor

    Robert Duvall, The Judge

    Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

    Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

    J.K. Simmons, Whiplash – Winner

    Commentary: Simmons had won every single award leading into this so this isn't a surprise. Very well deserved though.

    5:30 p.m. The show has finally began. Neil Patrick Harris is doing an huge musical number complete with Star Wars, The Avengers and Jaws. Anna Kendrick and Jack Black had the assist.