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Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel take home most of the Oscars

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Ain’t Hollywood grand? Not the actual neighborhood or whatever, obviously, but the idea of Hollywood as shorthand for America’s film industry. It has glitz! It has glamour! It probably has a third thing! The best part of Hollywood, though, is that it’s not afraid to put everything aside and just celebrate itself for a few hours every year by forcing foreign directors and accomplished makeup artists to cut their speeches short. In other words, it’s time for the Academy Awards, and though some reports are still coming in, the glitz, glamour, and third thing were all just as abundant as they are every year. Also, everybody got to see the outline of Neil Patrick Harris’ penis.


As for the actual awards, The Grand Budapest Hotel cleaned up and took home all of the ones you’d expect a critically acclaimed Wes Anderson movie to win (Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup And Hairstyling, Original Score), John Legend and Common’s “Glory” won Best Original Song after a performance that brought David Oyelowo to tears, Eddie Redmayne and Patricia Arquette helped The Theory Of Everything and Boyhood avoid total shutouts by winning Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress (respectively), and Julianne Moore won for Still Alice. The Best Picture award went to Birdman, and it also grabbed the Best Director and Best Original Screenplay awards for Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Meanwhile, Best Supporting Actor winner J.K. Simmons repeatedly slapped Whiplash in the face for only getting the Editing and Sound Mixing awards.

The full list of winners is below:

Best Picture: Birdman

Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

Directing: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6

Documentary Feature: Citizenfour

Foreign Language Film: Ida

Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Original Screenplay: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., and Armando Bo, Birdman

Original Score: Alexadre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Original Song: John “Legend” Stephens and Lonnie “Common” Lynn, “Glory” from Selma

Film Editing: Whiplash

Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Sound Editing: American Sniper

Sound Mixing: Whiplash

Visual Effects: Interstellar

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Costume Design: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Makeup And Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel


Animated Short Film: “Feast”

Live Action Short Film: “The Phone Call”

Documentary Short Subject: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”