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Winners, Gaga And The Liberal Agenda: Oscars 2015 Recap

Dani Strehle | PopWrapped Author

Dani Strehle

Updated 03/22/2015 8:38pm
Winners, Gaga And The Liberal Agenda: Oscars 2015 Recap | Oscars
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As we wrap up another Awards season with last night's Oscars, I'd like to take a few minutes to reflect on the happenings of the event. 1. I was supremely disappointed with Neil Patrick Harris as host. I felt as though he played it way safe the entire time and something got lost in translation. Not only was he just, well, boring, for lack of a better term; some of his jokes were mean-spirited, if not down-right offensive. Though definite bonus points for walking on stage in his tighty-whiteys. 2. The performances saved the entire night. Between the kids' rock party for The Lego Movie's "Everything is Awesome," and the remarkably powerful performance delivered by John Legend and Common for their nominated track, "Glory" from Selma (as well as gorgeous performances from Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora), music saved movies' biggest night.  And then there was Gaga. Mother Monster performed a melody of songs from the seminal musical classic, The Sound of Music, on its 50th anniversary. And while I am notoriously "anti-remake" when it comes to my favorite songs/movies/books/tv shows, I was eating crow after witnessing her sing. It was an exquisite performance from start to finish that gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. And when The Sound of Music's very own Julie Andrews came up to speak on behalf of the film, my tear ducts opened fully and I was moved beyond belief. No one will doubt how much talent she actually has under that meat dress now.  Check it out for yourself below:
3. The speeches were powerful, poignant and political. The show really turned into a Republican's worst nightmare. Bonus points for that, as well. 4. Patricia Arquette calling us all to arms to wage war for equality, especially for women, had me ready to burn my bra and march on Washington. 5. Not to take away from the Feminist feels, but I thought just about everyone looked stunning last night. Sure, there were a few who fell short (Emma Stone, beautiful dress, but puketreuse is not your color), but collectively, the stylists were on point. 6. I didn't see, well, any of the Oscar nominated movies (except for Big Hero 6 and, subsequently, Feast, which won for best Animated Short). But I gotta say, all I've heard from friends is that Birdman was exceedingly overrated. Sometimes I feel like The Academy focuses on what they think SHOULD be considered the best, rather than what actually is. And on that note, keep reading for a complete list of last night's winners! Be sure to let us know where you think The Academy got it wrong.

Best supporting actor

WINNER: JK Simmons for Whiplash

Robert Duvall for The Judge Ethan Hawke for Boyhood Edward Norton for Birdman Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher

Achievement in costume design

WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel –

Milena Canonero

Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood Maleficent – Anna B Sheppard Mr Turner – Jacqueline Durran

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier

Foxcatcher – Bill Corso, Dennis Liddiard Guardians of the Galaxy – Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White

Best foreign-language film

WINNER: Ida – Pawe

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Pawlikowski

Tangerines – Zaza Urushadze Leviathan – Andrey Zvyagintsev Wild Tales – Damián Szifrón Timbuktu – Abderrahmane Sissako

Best live-action short film

WINNER: The Phone Call – Mat Kirkby, James Lucas

Aya – Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis Boogaloo and Graham – Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney Butter Lamp – Wei Hu, Julien Féret Parvaneh – Talkhon Hamzavi, Stefan Eichenberger

Best documentary short subject

WINNER: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 – Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Dana Perry

Joanna – Aneta Kopacz Our Curse – Tomasz Sliwinski, Maciej Slesicki The Reaper – Gabriel Serra White Earth – Christian Jensen

Achievement in sound mixing

WINNER: Whiplash – Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley

American Sniper – John T Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin Birdman – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Thomas Varga Interstellar – Gary Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten Unbroken – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, David Lee

Achievement in sound editing

WINNER: American Sniper – Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman

Birdman – Aaron Glascock, Martín Hernández The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Brent Burge, Jason Canovas Interstellar – Richard King Unbroken – Becky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro

Best supporting actress

WINNER: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

Laura Dern for Wild Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game Emma Stone for Birdman Meryl Streep for Into the Woods

Achievement in visual effects

WINNER: Interstellar – Paul J Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R Fisher

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Daniel Sudick Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist Guardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould X-Men: Days of Future Past – Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

Best animated short film

WINNER: Feast – Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed

The Bigger Picture – Daisy Jacobs, Chris Hees The Dam Keeper – Robert Kondo, Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi Me and My Moulton – Torill Kove A Single Life – Joris Oprins

Best animated feature film

WINNER: Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls How to Train Your Dragon 2 Song of the Sea The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best production design

WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel: Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

The Imitation Game: Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald Interstellar: Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis Into the Woods: Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock Mr Turner: Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

Achievement in cinematography

WINNER: Birdman: Emmanuel Lubezki

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

Achievement in film editing

WINNER: Whiplash – Tom Cross

Boyhood – Sandra Adair The Imitation Game – William Goldenberg The Grand Budapest Hotel – Barney Pilling American Sniper – Joel Cox, Gary Roach

Best documentary feature

WINNER: Citizenfour – Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky

Finding Vivian Maier – John Maloof, Charlie Siskel Last Days in Vietnam – Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester The Salt of the Earth – Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier Virunga – Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

Best original song

WINNER: Glory from Selma – Lonnie Lynn (Common), John Stephens (John Legend)

The Lego Movie – Shawn Patterson (Everything Is Awesome) Beyond the Lights – Diane Warren (Grateful) Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond (I’m Not Gonna Miss You) Begin Again – Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois (Lost Stars)

Best original score

WINNER: Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game Hans Zimmer – Interstellar Jóhann Jóhannsson– The Theory of Everything Gary Yershon – Mr Turner

Original screenplay

WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood E Max Frye, Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

Adapted screenplay

WINNER: Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Jason Hall – American Sniper Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Best director

WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman

Richard Linklater for Boyhood Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game

Best actor

WINNER: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything

Steve Carell for Foxcatcher Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game Bradley Cooper for American Sniper Michael Keaton for Birdman

Best actress

WINNER: Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon for Wild

Best picture

WINNER: Birdman

American Sniper Boyhood The Imitation Game The Grand Budapest Hotel Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash

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