Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony has come and gone, and below you can find the complete list of winners (with links to reviews my team over at GeekRex have written for a few of the selections). There aren’t too many surprises this year, though I will grouse a bit about Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay (I lean towards Richard Linklater, Michael Keaton, and Whiplash there). Regardless, it was a tough night for the Boyhood camp. I think the Academy may regret that one in future years. Or maybe not, this is the same body that handed over the top prize to The King’s Speech just a few years ago (let’s not even get into what it beat).

On a much more positive note, J.K. Simmons (General Eiling from Justice League Unlimited!) and Julianne Moore both finally got their long deserved dues! Additionally Interstellar won for Best Visual Effects, and The Grand Budapest Hotel took home some serious hardware in the craft categories. It’s hard not to be happy with that.

Best Picture
Birdman,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

Best Actress
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Best Actor
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game,” Graham Moore

Best Original Screenplay
“Birdman,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat

Best Song
“Glory” from “Selma“; Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

Best Documentary Feature
“CITIZENFOUR,” Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Film Editing
Whiplash,” Tom Cross

Best Cinematography
“Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki

Production Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)

Best Animated Feature
“Big Hero 6,” Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli

Short Film, Animated
“Feast,” Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

Visual Effects
Interstellar,” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher

Sound Editing
“American Sniper,” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Sound Mixing
“Whiplash,” Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

Documentary Short Subject
“Crisis Hotline,” Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

Short Film, Live Action
“The Phone Call,” Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

Best Foreign Film
“Ida,” Pawel Pawlikowski

Makeup and Hairstyling
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

Costume Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Milena Canonero



  1. Wow… A comic book movie wins a Best Picture award, and nobody notices.

    Of course, the director didn’t mention Marvel or the creators in his acceptance speech, so I guess nobody else would notice either…

  2. Except that Birdman wasn’t a comic book movie. It was (arguably) a superhero movie (or more accurately a superhero movie movie), but it had no comic book content or connections.

  3. On Boyhood, the process was more interesting than the product itself. I was hoping this would be Wes Anderson’s year because the Grand Budapest Hotel was his best film to date…also its good to be back on The Beat again.

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