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87th Academy Awards
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Date February 22, 2015
Site Dolby Theatre
Hollywood, California
Host Neil Patrick Harris
Highlights
Best Picture Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Most wins Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (4) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (4)
Most nominations Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (9), The Grand Budapest Hotel (9)
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The 87th Academy Awards will be held on February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The ceremony will be televised in the United States by ABC and hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris for the first time.

In November 2014, the Academy announced the three nominees that were later honored with an Academy Honorary Award: the actor, director and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, the diretor Hayao Miyazaki, and the actress Maureen O'Hara. Harry Belafonte was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his charity work. For the Academy Award for Best Picture, 289 films were eligible. In an official press release, it was announced the 87th Academy Awards would honor past Best Picture winners.

Nominations & Winners

On January 15, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 87th Academy Awards. The winners will be announced on February 22, 2015, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Best Picture

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

See also: Best Picture

Winner
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole
Nominees
American SniperClint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper, Peter Morgan
BoyhoodRichard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland
The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation GameNora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman
SelmaChristian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
The Theory of EverythingTim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten
WhiplashJason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster

Best Director

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

See also: Best Director

Winner
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Alejandro González Iñárritu
Nominees
BoyhoodRichard Linklater
FoxcatcherBennett Miller
The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
The Imitation GameMorten Tyldum

Best Actor

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The Theory of Everything

See also: Best Actor

Winner
Eddie RedmayneThe Theory of Everything
Nominees
Steve CarellFoxcatcher
Bradley CooperAmerican Sniper
Benedict CumberbatchThe Imitation Game
Michael KeatonBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Actress

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Still Alice

See also: Best Actress

Winner
Julianne MooreStill Alice
Nominees
Marion CotillardTwo Days, One Night
Felicity JonesThe Theory of Everything
Rosamund PikeGone Girl
Reese WitherspoonWild

Best Supporting Actor

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Whiplash

See also: Best Supporting Actor

Winner
J.K. SimmonsWhiplash
Nominees
Robert DuvallThe Judge
Ethan HawkeBoyhood
Edward NortonBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark RuffaloFoxcatcher

Best Supporting Actress

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Boyhood

See also: Best Supporting Actress

Winner
Patricia ArquetteBoyhood
Nominees
Laura DernWild
Keira KnightleyThe Imitation Game
Emma StoneBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Meryl StreepInto the Woods

Best Original Screenplay

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

See also: Best Original Screenplay

Winner
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo
Nominees
BoyhoodRichard Linklater
FoxcatcherE. Max Frye, Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
NighcrawlerDan Gilroy

Best Adapted Screenplay

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The Imitation Game

See also: Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner
The Imitation GameGraham Moore
Nominees
American SniperJason Hall
Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of EverythingAnthony McCarten
WhiplashDamien Chazelle

Best Animated Feature

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Big Hero 6

See also: Best Animated Feature

Winner
Big Hero 6Don Hall, Chris Williams, Roy Conli
Nominees
The BoxtrollsAnthony Stacchi, Graham Annable, Travis Knight
How to Train Your Dragon 2Dean DeBlois, Bonnie Arnold
Song of the SeaTomm Moore, Paul Young
The Tale of the Princess KaguyaIsao Takahata, Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best Foreign Language Film

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Ida

See also: Best Foreign Language Film

Winner
Ida from PolandPawel Pawlikowski
Nominees
Leviathan from RussiaAndrey Zvyagintsev
Tangerines from EstoniaZaza Urushadze
Timbuktu from MauritaniaAbderrahmane Sissako
Wild Tales from ArgentinaDamian Szifron

Best Documentary Feature

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CitizenFour

See also: Best Documentary Feature

Winner
CitizenFourLaura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky
Nominees
Finding Vivian MaierJohn Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Last Days in VietnamRory Kennedy, Keven McAlester
The Salt of the EarthWim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier
VirungaOrlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

Best Documentary Short

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Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

See also: Best Documentary Short

Winner
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Dana Perry
Nominees
JoannaAneta Kopacz
Our CurseTomasz Sliwinski, Maciej Slesicki
The Reaper (La Parka)Gabriel Serra Arguello
White EarthJ. Christian Jensen

Best Live Action Short

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The Phone Call

See also: Best Live Action Short

Winner
The Phone CallMat Kirkby, James Lucas
Nominees
AyaOded Binnun, Mihal Brezis
Boogaloo and GrahamMichael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)Hu Wei, Julien Feret
ParvanehTalkhon Hamzavi, Stefan Eichenberger

Best Animated Short

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Feast

See also: Best Animated Short

Winner
FeastPatrick Osborne, Kristina Reed
Nominees
The Bigger PictureDaisy Jacobs, Christopher Hees
The Dam KeeperRobert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi
Me and My MoultonTorill Kove
A Single LifeJoris Oprins

Best Original Score

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The Grand Budapest Hotel"

See also: Best Original Score

Winner
The Grand Budapest HotelAlexandre Desplat
Nominees
The Imitation GameAlexandre Desplat
InterstellarHans Zimmer
Mr. TurnerGary Yershon
The Theory of EverythingJóhann Jóhannsson

Best Original Song

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Selma

See also: Best Original Song

Winner
Selma — "Glory" by John Legend, Common
Nominees
The Lego Movie — “Everything is Awesome” by Shawn Patterson
Beyond the Lights — "Grateful" by Diane Warren
Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me — "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" by Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond
Begin Again — "Lost Stars" by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois

Best Cinematography

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

See also: Best Cinematography

Winner
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Emmanuel Lubezki
Nominees
The Grand Budapest HotelRobert Yeoman
IdaLukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr. TurnerDick Pope
UnbrokenRoger Deakins

Best Costume Design

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

See also: Best Costume Design

Winner
The Grand Budapest HotelMilena Canonero
Nominees
Inherent ViceMark Bridges
Into the WoodsColleen Atwood
MaleficentAnna B. Sheppard, Jane Clive
Mr. TurnerJacqueline Durran

Best Film Editing

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Whiplash

See also: Best Film Editing

Winner
WhiplashTom Cross
Nominees
American SniperJoel Cox, Gary D. Roach
BoyhoodSandra Adair
The Grand Budapest HotelBarney Pilling
The Imitation GameWilliam Goldenberg

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

See also: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner
The Grand Budapest HotelFrances Hannon, Mark Coulier
Nominees
FoxcatcherBill Corso, Dennis Liddiard
Guardians of the GalaxyElizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White

Best Production Design

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

See also: Best Production Design

Winner
The Grand Budapest HotelAdam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
Nominees
The Imitation GameMaria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
InterstellarNathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
Into the WoodsDennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock
Mr. TurnerSuzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

Best Sound Editing

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American Sniper

See also: Best Sound Editing

Winner
American SniperAlan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
Nominees
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Martin Hernández, Aaron Glascock
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesBrent Burge, Jason Canovas
InterstellarRichard King
UnbrokenBecky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro

Best Sound Mixing

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Whiplash

See also: Best Sound Mixing

Winner
WhiplashCraig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley
Nominees
American SniperJohn Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Thomas Varga
InterstellarGary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten
UnbrokenJon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Thomas Varga

Best Visual Effects

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Interstellar

See also: Best Visual Effects

Winner
InterstellarPaul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher
Nominees
Captain America: The Winter SoldierDan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Dan Sudick
Dawn of the Planet of the ApesJoe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
Guardians of the GalaxyStephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
X-Men: Days of Future PastRichard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

Honorary Awards

Jean Hersholdt Humanitarian Award

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