What can you do in three plus hours? Well if you were home last night, most likely you were watching the The 87th Academy Awards. The show that does a great job of honoring the best talent in films was long but was worth it this year. There were 60 movies nominated for Oscars but the Academy only gave out 24 golden statuettes.
By far the big winner of the night was Birdman. The movie which I still think is a documentary about Michael Keaton’s life after Batman won four Academy Awards including Best Picture. The Freed Green Tomatoes of this generation, Grand Budapest Hotel also won four little golden men. Interestingly enough, this year every single film nominated for Best Picture won at least one award. The only upset of the night was Eddie Redmayne winning Best Actor over Michael Keaton.
Here are the rest of the winners.
- Film Editing: Tom Cross, Whiplash
- Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
- Best Original Screenplay: Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
- Best Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore
- Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, Interstellar
- Production Design: Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Animated Short Film: Feast
- Sound Editing: Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper
- Sound Mixing: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, Whiplash
- Costume Design: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call
- Best Documentary Short Subject: Crisis Hotline