Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the 87th Academy Awards was held on 22nd February 2015 (23rd in Malaysia) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Despite being a first-time host for the awards, “Gone Girl” star Neil Patrick Harris successfully kicked off the ceremony with his hilarious monologue and a musical performance. He was later joined by Anna Kendrick and Jack Black on stage.

J.K. Simmons bagged the “Actor in a Supporting Role” award for his outstanding performance in “Whiplash”. All best 8 picture nominees won an Oscar but Alejandro González Iñárritu’s unconventional film “Birdman” and Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” soared at the ceremony by taking home 4 Academy Awards respectively. “Birdman” beat other nominees by winning “Best Picture”, which was also the final award of the night. Although the director and the actor for “Selma”  were shut out in their respective categories, the movie won the “Best Original Song” with Common and John Legend’s recent Golden Globe-winning “Glory”.

Birdman 87th Academy Award
Source: Fox 5

One of the award highlights goes to “Boyhood” star Patricia Arquette, the actress who gave a life-giving speech about gender equality after winning “Best Supporting Actress”.


Check out the list of winners for the 87th Academy Awards below:

Best Picture

  • “American Sniper”
  • “Birdman” – WINNER
  • “Boyhood”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Selma”
  • “The Theory of Everything”
  • “Whiplash”

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
  • Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
  • Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
  • Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” – WINNER

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
  • Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
  • Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” – WINNER
  • Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
  • Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
  • Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
  • Edward Norton, “Birdman”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
  • J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” – WINNER

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” – WINNER
  • Laura Dern, “Wild”
  • Emma Stone, “Birdman”
  • Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
  • Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
The 87th Academy Award Winner
Image source: Sydney Morning Herald


  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman” – WINNER
  • Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
  • Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
  • Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Animated Feature Film

  • Big Hero 6” – WINNER
  • The Boxtrolls
  • “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
  • “Song of the Sea”
  • “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”


  • Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman” – WINNER
  • Robert D. Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, “Ida”
  • Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”
  • Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”

Costume Design

  • Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – WINNER
  • Mark Bridges, “Inherent Vice”
  • Colleen Atwood, “Into the Woods
  • Anna B. Sheppard, “Maleficent”
  • Jacqueline Durran, “Mr. Turner”

Documentary Feature

  • “Citizenfour” – WINNER
  • “Last Days in Vietnam”
  • “Virunga”
  • “The Salt of the Earth”
  • “Finding Vivian Maier”
Crisis Hotline- Veterans Press 1
Image source: THR

Documentary Short Subject

  • “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” – WINNER
  • “Joanna”
  • “Our Curse”
  • “The Reaper”
  • “White Earth”

Film Editing

  • Joel Cox and Gary Roach, “American Sniper”
  • Sandra Adair, “Boyhood”
  • Barney Pilling, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • William Goldenberg, “The Imitation Game”
  • Tom Cross, “Whiplash” – WINNER

Foreign Language Film

  • “Ida” – WINNER
  • “Leviathan”
  • “Tangerines”
  • “Wild Tales”
  • “Timbuktu”

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”

Music – Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – WINNER
  • Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”
  • Hans Zimmer, “Interstellar
  • Gary Yershon, “Mr Turner”
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, “The Theory of Everything
87th Academy Awards, Oscars, Telecast
Source: HBO / Credit: Michael Yada ©A.M.P.A.S

Music – Original Song

  • “Everything Is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson, “The LEGO Movie”
  • “Glory” by Common and John Legend, “Selma” – WINNER
  • “Grateful” by Diane Warren, “Beyond the Lights”
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”
  • “Lost Stars” by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, “Begin Again”

Production Design

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Production design: Adam Stockhausen, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock – WINNER
  • “The Imitation Game,” Production design: Maria Djurkovic, Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
  • “Interstellar,” Production design: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • Into the Woods,” Production design: Dennis Gassner, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • “Mr. Turner,” Production design: Suzie Davies, Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts

Short Film – Animated

  • “The Bigger Picture,” Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
  • “The Dam Keeper,” Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
  • Feast,” Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed – WINNER
  • “Me and My Moulton,” Torill Kove
  • “A Single Life,” Joris Oprins

Short Film – Live Action

  • “Aya,” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
  • “Boogaloo and Graham,” Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
  • “Butter lamp,” Hu Wei and Julien Féret
  • “Parvaneh,” Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
  • “The Phone Call,” Mat Kirkby and James Lucas – WINNER

Sound Editing

  • “American Sniper,” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman – WINNER
  • “Birdman,” Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
  • “Interstellar,” Richard King
  • “Unbroken,” Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

Sound Mixing

  • “American Sniper,” John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
  • “Birdman,” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
  • “Interstellar,” Garry A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten
  • Unbroken,” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
  • ”Whiplash,” Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley – WINNER
87th Annual Academy Awards - Show
Image source: TheWrap

Writing – Adapted 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”

Visual Effects

Writing – Original Screenplay

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, “Birdman” – WINNER
  • Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
  • E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, “Foxcatcher”
  • Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”

For more pictures from the awards, check out the gallery below:

*Pictures from Michael Yada ©A.M.P.A.S.

The 87th Annual Academy Awards was broadcasted live in Asia on HBO (Astro Ch 411/431) on 23rd Feb from 6am. The primetime encore of Oscars Red Carpet 2015 and The 87th Annual Academy Awards will air on the same day at 7:30pm and 9pm respectively.

For more information, visit HBO Asia’s website or Facebook page.

Previous articleContest: Win “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water” Premiere Passes
Next articleB.A.P & TS Entertainment To Hold First Court Trial In March
Adrina was our former writer and now contributes to Hype. Find out what she's up to on her IG: @moonsglowslow.