“Birdman, Get in Here!” A Cheat Guide to Last Night’s Oscars (2015)



With brief TV access (read, watching the Oscars on my iPad in the other room) and a boyfriend who is just starting to get into Doctor Who, I found myself scanning websites and picking up bits and pieces of this year’s Academy Awards. Here is a list of the winners and a few things that blew us away this year:

First of all, bless you Patricia Arquette for using the podium to spread the word of a better world and equal wages to women. You go:

Oh and Meryl Streep and J-Lo? Perfect response!

NPH in his underwear using the musical-stylings of Birdman:

Here is your breakdown of Winners:

  • Best Picture “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
  • Actor Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”
  • Actress Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”  (Still crying, you guys)
  • Director “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Inarritu
  • Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”
  • Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
  • Adapted Screenplay “The Imitation Game” Written by Graham Moore  (Stay Weird)
  • Original Screenplay “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Written by Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
  • Animated Feature “Big Hero 6” Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli
  • Documentary Feature “CitizenFour” Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky
  • Original Song “Glory” from “Selma” Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
  • Foreign Language Film “Ida” Poland
  • Original Score “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Alexandre Desplat
  • Film Editing “Whiplash” Tom Cross
  • Visual Effects “Interstellar” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
  • Cinematography “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Costume Design “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Milena Canonero Makeup and Hairstyling “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
  • Production Design “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock ; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock “Mr. Turner” Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts
  • Animated Short Film “Feast” Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
  • Live Action Short Film “The Phone Call” Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
  • Documentary Short Subject “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
  • Sound Mixing “Whiplash” Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley
  • Sound Editing “American Sniper” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Oh, and everything Birdman won something, this is what I thought of:


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