87th Academy awards winners

A lot happened between the time the Oscar nominations came out in mid January and last night’s ceremony. Back then Richard Linklater’s Boyhood was the favorite to win Best picture. It was on almost all critics Top Ten lists at number one and won the most awards as Best picture. But what happened that changed the momentum. What made the Academy vote for Birdman? You get angry, and then you remember that in 1941 Orson Welles’s masterpiece (now considered one of the best American film ever), Citizen Kane lost to John Ford’s How green was my valley. ‘Nough said! Here are the winners (in red) for 2014.

Rémi-Serge Gratton


Best picture


American sniper (Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan)


Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance) (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole)


Boyhood (Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland)


The grand Budapest hotel (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson)


The imitation game (Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman)


Selma (Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner)


The theory of everything (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten)


Whiplash (Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster)



Actor in a leading role


Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)


Bradley Cooper (American sniper)


Benedict Cumberbatch (The imitation game)


Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance))


Eddie Redmayne (The theory of everything)



Actress in a leading role


Marion Cotillard (Deux jours, une nuit) (Two days, one night)


Felicity Jones (The theory of everything)


Julianne Moore (Still Alice)


Rosamund Pike (Gone girl)


Reese Witherspoon (Wild)



Actor in a supporting role


Robert Duvall (The judge)


Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)


Edward Norton (Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance))


Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)


J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)



Actress in a supporting role


Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)


Laura Dern (Wild)


Keira Knightley (The imitation game)


Emma Stone (Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance))


Meryl Streep (Into the woods)





Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance))


Richard Linklater (Boyhood)


Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)


Wes Anderson (The grand Budapest hotel)


Morten Tyldum (The imitation game)



Animated feature film


Big hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli)


The Boxtrolls (Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight)


How to train your dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold)


Song of the sea (Tomm Moore and Paul Young)


The tale of Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura)



Writing – Original screenplay


Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo (Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance))


Written by Richard Linklater (Boyhood)


Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher)


Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness (The grand Budapest hotel)


Written by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)



Writing – Adapted screenplay


Written by Jason Hall (American sniper)


Written by Graham Moore (The imitation game)


Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent vice)


Screenplay by Anthony McCarten (The theory of everything)


Written by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)





Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance))


Robert Yeoman (The grand Budapest hotel)


Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski (Ida)


Dick Pope (Mr. Turner)


Roger Deakins (Unbroken)



Production design


Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) (The grand Budapest hotel)


Maria Djurkovic (Production Design); Tatiana Macdonald (Set Decoration) (The imitation game)


Nathan Crowley (Production Design); Gary Fettis (Set Decoration) (Interstellar)


Dennis Gassner (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) (Into the woods)


Suzie Davies (Production Design); Charlotte Watts (Set Decoration) (Mr. Turner)



Sound mixing


John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin (American sniper)


Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga (Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance))


Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten (Interstellar)


Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee (Unbroken)


Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley (Whiplash)



Sound editing


Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman (American sniper)


Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock (Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance))


Brent Burge and Jason Canovas (The hobbit: The battle of the five armies)


Richard King (Interstellar)


Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro (Unbroken)



Music – Original song


“Everything is awesome” from The Lego movie (Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson)


“Glory” from Selma (Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn)


“Grateful” from Beyond the light (Music and Lyric by Diane Warren)


“I’m not gonna miss you” from Glen Campbell…I’ll be me (Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond)


“Lost stars” from Begin again (Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois)



Music – Original score


Alexandre Desplat (The grand Budapest hotel)


Alexandre Desplat (The imitation game)


Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)


Gary Yershon (Mr. Turner)


Jóhann Jóhannsson (The theory of everything)



Documentary feature


CitizenFour (Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky)


Finding Vivian Maier (John Maloof and Charlie Siskel)


Last days in Vietnam (Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester)


The salt of the earth (Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier)


Virunga (Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara)



Documentary short subject


Crisis hotline: Veterans press 1 (Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry)


Joanna (Aneta Kopacz)


Our curse (Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki)


The reaper (La parka) (Gabriel Serra Arguello)


White earth (J. Christian Jensen)



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)


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)


La lampe au beurre de Yak (Butter lamp) (Hu Wei and Julien Féret)


Parvaneh (Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger)


The phone call (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas)



Film editing


Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach (American sniper)


Sandra Adair (Boyhood)


Barney Pilling (The grand Budapest hotel)


William Goldenberg (The imitation game)


Tom Cross (Whiplash)



Costume design


Milena Canonero (The grand Budapest hotel)


Mark Bridges (Inherent vice)


Colleen Atwood (Into the woods)


Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive (Maleficent)


Jacqueline Durran (Mr. Turner)



Makeup and hairstyling


Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard (Foxcatcher)


Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier (The grand Budapest hotel)


Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White (Guardians of the galaxy)



Visual effects


Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick (Captain America: The winter soldier)


Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist (Dawn of the planet of the apes)


Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould (Guardians of the galaxy)


Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher (Interstellar)


Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer (X-Men: Days of future past)



Foreign language film


Ida (Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski)


Leviathan (Russia; Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev)


Tangerines (Estonia; Directed by Zaza Urushadze)


Timbuktu (Mauritania; Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako)


Wild tales (Argentina; Directed by Damián Szifron)


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