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87th Academy Awards – the night of the obvious

87th Academy Awards

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony might not be like its predecessors, but it sure still managed to captivate the audience till a certain extent. There were a few moments form the Oscars which stood out, as the most   boring obvious acts. Oscar nights are usually lively, and with Neil Patrick Harris at the helm of the Oscars for the first time this year, things looked perfect. But alas, even Harris could not make up for the bad direction and the flawed script.

Lackluster show during the 87th Academy Awards ceremony

The opening of the 87th Academy Awards was a musical, which was both dramatic and amusing at times, which the audience are used to, it was nothing new. His spoof of Birdman was rather embarrassing in terms of directions. When Harris came out onto the stage in his full glory, the cameras was on everyone else except on the people who were associated with Birdman. There were no reaction shots. There was only one shot of Michael Keaton, but it very late to get a reaction from him.

87th Academy Awards

The speech by Patricia Arquette, was something that was liked by all. The best ever war movie, American Sniper won only one award, that also for the best sound editing. However, we will not take away the credit of the hardwork done by the winners. Here we bring you the list of winners in the 87 Academy Awards.

Best Picture: Birdman

Best Actress: Julianne Moore for Still Alice

87th Academy Awards

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything

Best Director: Alenjandro G. Inarritu for Birdman

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor: JK Simmons for Whiplash

Best Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6

Best Documentary: Citizenfour

Best Foreign Film: Ida (Poland)

Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore for The Imitation Game

Original Screenplay: Alejandro G Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr and Armando Bo for Birdman

Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Score: ‘Glory’ from Selma

Best Film Editing: Whiplash

Best Sound Editing: American Sniper

Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash

Best Visual Effects: Intersteller

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman

Costume Design: Mileno Canonero for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Make-up and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Animated Short Film: Feast

Best Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call

Documentary Short Subject: Crisis Hotline: Veteran Press 1

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