87th Academy Awards Winners List and Recap

Oscars_NPH2Tonight is Hollywood’s most anticipated night. When the dreams of a handful come true and for the rest, “It was an honor just to be nominated.”
Here’s a rundown of the night’s most buzzworthy events and a list of winners that I’ll update as the night goes on.

Neal Patrick Harris opened the show with a musical number “Moving Pictures” that was an homage to films that inspire us, and featuring Neal inserted into famous films like Risky Business and Star Wars. Anna Kendrick and Jack Black also lent a hand (and their voices).

NOTE: The order of the below list will change as awards are handed out, with the winner’s name in bold.


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR- presented by Lupita Nyong’o
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Edward Norton, Birdman
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

BEST COSTUME DESIGN- Presented by Jennifer Lopez and Chris Pine
Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice
Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods
Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive, Maleficient
Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING-Presented by Reese Witherspoon
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Presented by Chiwetel Ejiofor & Nicole Kidman
Leviathan, Russia
Tangerines, Estonia
Wild Tales, Argentina
Ida, Poland
Timbuktu, Mauritania

Boogaloo and Graham
The Phone Call

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Our Curse
White Earth
The Reaper

BEST SOUND MIXING- Presented by Sienna Miller and Chris Evans
Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten, Interstellar
Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, Whiplash
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano and Thomas Varga, Birdman
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin, American Sniper
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano and David Lee, Unbroken

BEST SOUND EDITING- Presented by Sienna Miller and Chris Evans
Richard King, Interstellar
Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, Unbroken
Brent Burge and Jason Canovas, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper
Martin Hernandez and Aaron Glascock, Birdman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS- Presented by Jared Leto
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Presented by Ansel Elgort & Chloe Grace Moretz
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, Interstellar

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
Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick, Captain America: Winter Soldier
Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer, X-Men: Days of Future Past

BEST SHORT FILM, ANIMATED -Presented by Anna Kendrick & Kevin Hart 
The Bigger Picture
A Single Life
The Dam Keeper
Me and My Moulton

BEST ANIMATED FEATURED FILM – Presented by Zoe Saldana and Dwayne Johnson
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN- Presented By Felicity Jones and Chris Pratt
Dennis Gassner (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), Into the Woods
Adam Stockhausen (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nathan Crowley (Production Design) and Gary Fettis (Set Decoration), Interstellar
Maria Djurkovic (Production Design) and Tatiana Macdonald (Set Decoration), The Imitation Game
Suzie Davies (Production Design) and Charlotte Watts (Set Decoration), Mr. Turner

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY- Presented by Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins, Unbroken

Meryl Streep introduced the “In Memoiram” tribute remembering members of the Hollywood community who we have lost in the pst year. Then Jennifer Hudson performed a heartfelt rendition of her song, “I Can’t Let Go.”

BEST FILM EDITING Presented by Naomi Watts and Benedict Cumberbatch
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

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE- Presented by Jennifer Aniston & David Oyewole
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Finding Vivian Maier

BEST ORIGINAL SONG- Presented by John Travolta and Idina Menzel
“Glory” by Common & John Legend, Selma Performed by Common & John Legend
“Lost Stars” by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood, from Begin Again, Performed by Adam Levine and Maroon 5
“Everything Is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson, The LEGO Movie Performed by Sara & Tegan and Lonely Planet
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” by Glen Campbell, Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me Performed by Tim McGraw
“Grateful,” by Dianne Warren Beyond the Lights Performed by Rita Ora

Scarlett Johansson (Looking stunning in emerald green) presented a look back at the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music and introduced Lady Gaga performing songs from the movie. Gaga proved that she can wear meat dresses and crazy wigs at the end, but at the end of the day, she has a stellar voice. After her incredible performance, Julie Andrews came out to bask in everyone’s adoration and present the next award…

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE- Presented by Julie Andrews
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY -Presented by Eddie Murphy
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood 
Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Presented by Oprah Winfrey
Jason Hall, American Sniper
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR- Presented by Ben Affleck
Alejando G. Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morton Tyldum, The Imitation Game

BEST ACTOR- Presented by Cate Blanchett
Steve Carrell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS- Presented by Matthew McConaughey
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Before Best Picture was awarded, Neal Patrick Harris finally opened “His Nominations” briefcase — a running joke of the night in which Octavia Spencer was entrusted to guard. Other than the opening number, it was Harris’ finest moment of the night. Not that he isn’t a charming host, but I was expecting more spontaneous song breaks, a-la Billy Crystal.

BEST PICTURE- Presented by Sean Penn
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

The Academy also held its 6th Annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 8, 2014, during which the following awards were presented:

Academy Honorary Awards
Jean-Claude Carrière
Hayao Miyazaki
Maureen O’Hara

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Harry Belafonte