The 2015 Oscar Winners Are...
A huge night for Birdman, a bad one for Boyhood, fifth time lucky for Julianne Moore, and the pinnacle of Brit heartthrob Eddie Redmayne's career - that's the 2015 Oscars in a nutshell.
The big winner of the night was undoubtedly Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, which scored the Big Two awards - Best Picture and best Director - but unlike previous Oscars, there was no clean sweep for one film, as the satire about an aging actor trying to transfer to Broadway tied with Grand Budapest Hotel in the final count. But the night was one big snub for long-term favourite Boyhood, which only won one award - Patricia Arquette as Best Supporting Actress.
Eddie Redmayne couldn't contain his excitement as he collected the Best Actor prize for his Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, and Julianne Moore scored Best Actress for Still Alice, while fellow awards season favourites and first-time nominees JK Simmons (Whiplash) and Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) walked away with the best supporting acting prizes.
Each of the nominations for Best Original Song were performed, but it was John Legend and Common's powerful rendition of Selma track Glory which left actors David Oyelowo and Chris Pine in tears at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre as the audience gave the musicians a standing ovation. Glory went on to win the category.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson honoured the stars lost in the past year by singing I Can't Let Go as part of the In Memoriam segment - with Joan Rivers being the most glaring omission - and Lady Gaga helped to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oscar-winning movie The Sound of Music with a medley of hits from the musical
The winners in full:
Best Motion Picture of the Year: Birdman
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: JK Simmons, Whiplash
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Achievement in Directing: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo, Birdman
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: Ida (Poland)
Best Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6
Best Documentary, Feature: Citizenfour
Best Documentary, Short Subject: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Best Short Film, Animated: Feast
Best Short Film, Live Action: The Phone Call
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song: Glory from Selma, by John Legend and Common
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Achievement in Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Best Achievement in Film Editing: Tom Cross, Whiplash
Best Achievement in Costume Design: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Achievement in Production Design: Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Interstellar
Best Achievement in Sound Editing: American Sniper
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Academy Honorary Awards: Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki, Maureen O'Hara
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Harry Belafonte