, For the first time since 2007, none of the Best Picture nominees had grossed $100 million before the nominations were announced (compared with three from the previous year).  At age 84, Robert Duvall was the oldest male acting nominee in Oscar history. Below, you’ll find all of the 2015 Oscar winners. The 2015 Oscar nominations for foreign language film are in, and this year’s picks are small films that tackle big subjects, from the plight of … Best Supporting Actress. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole, producers. She also quipped, "The political speeches were somber, but they turned out to be more lively and bracing than any of Harris' skits. Celebs. August 2015 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt romantic drama By the Sea to open AFI fest Oscar-winning actor’s third film as a director tipped for awards season run … The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2014 and took place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. Born Today Most Popular Celebs Most Popular Celebs Celebrity News. Oscars 2015: Best Film nominees.  Oscar-winning husband-and-wife songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez composed Harris's opening number entitled "Moving Pictures". WINNER: JK Simmons for WhiplashRobert Duvall for The JudgeEthan Hawke for BoyhoodEdward Norton for BirdmanMark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher The other top 50 box office hits that earned nominations were Guardians of the Galaxy (1st), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3rd), The Lego Movie (4th), Maleficent (6th), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (7th), X-Men: Days of Future Past (8th), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (10th), Interstellar (15th), and Unbroken (27th).  David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter quipped, "Harris displayed winning charm and appealing insouciance, sprinkling the gags with moments of self-deprecation." Community. Highlights. 2015 Academy Awards® Winners & History : Note: Oscar® and Academy Awards® and Oscar® design mark are the trademarks and service marks and the Oscar© statuette the copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.This site is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. , In related events, the Academy held its 6th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 8, 2014.  The Imitation Game was the second-highest-grossing film with $42.7 million; this was followed by Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) ($26.6 million), The Theory of Everything ($26.2 million), Boyhood ($24.3 million), Selma ($16.5 million), Whiplash ($6.2 million), and finally American Sniper ($3.3 million). BAFTA Young Game Designers. Oscars 2015: Jennifer Aniston set to join Best Actress race for new movie Cake. ", Shortly after his selection, several reports were released indicating that DeGeneres and other comedians such as 2005 ceremony host Chris Rock and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus declined the offer to host the program, and Harris was a last-minute choice as emcee. Oscars 2015 in pictures: Film stars arrive on red carpet in Hollywood. The Oscars aren’t until February 2015… BAFTA’s destination for youngsters to come and discover the magical worlds of film, television and games. media caption Highlights of the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony. The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Neil Patrick Harris hosted an unabashed love letter to the movies and proved that he's the best host around -- … , None of the eight Best Picture nominees was among the top fifty release in box office during nominations.  Meron and Zadan explained their decision to hire the television and theatre star saying, "We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars. , Riding on the success of the previous year's ceremony which garnered its highest viewership figures in over a decade, the Academy rehired producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan for the third consecutive year. , The American telecast on ABC drew in an average 37.26 million people over it length, which was a 15% decrease from the previous year's ceremony. Congressman Tony Cárdenas wrote a letter voicing his concerns regarding AMPAS and diversity, stating: “While the issue of diversity in the entertainment industry is a much deeper problem, without an easy solution, it is unfortunate to see such a revered American institution fail to fully reflect our nation.” Cárdenas went on to say that he was willing to work with Academy officials in better making the entertainment industry more representative of different ethnicities. [A], Of the top 50 grossing movies of the year, 23 nominations went to 13 films on the list. By Alex Flood 2015-01-16T12:39:00+00:00.  Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted the ceremony for the first time. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Grand Budapest Hotel each won four awards, with the former film earning the Best Picture honor. Neil Patrick Harris received the Academy’s formal offer. , In July 2015, the ceremony presentation received eight nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmys. Honoring movies released in 2014. Laura Poitras, second left, accepts her award for Citizenfour. 2015 Oscar Winners List - Were There Any Surprises?  Derek McLane returned to design a new set and stage design for the show. " Despite refraining from addressing the lack of diversity of that year's nominees, she stated that she was proud of all the nominees and praised Selma as a "fantastic motion picture".  According to Tatiana Siegel of The Hollywood Reporter, it was the second time since 1998 that all 20 acting nominees were of Caucasian descent. A look at the best actress nominees for the 87th Academy Awards that takes place on 22 February 2015. He was calm and cheerful and vanilla as usual, always ready with a lightly snarky joke and always eager to jump into a big production number involving old-timey choreography. Note: Competitive Oscars are separated from non-competitive Oscars (i.e. If a film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, its entry is listed in a shaded background with a boldface title.. … The nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were announced on January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PST (13:30 UTC), at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by directors J. J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Pine. He also wrote despite several production gaffes and an uneven pace, the show moved along "with a minimum of pain. With Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber.  Alejandro G. Iñárritu became the second consecutive Mexican to win for Best Director after Cuarón who won for helming Gravity. HitFix television columnist Alan Sepinwall commented, "It ran on and on and on and on so much that when host Neil Patrick Harris finally got around to paying off a running gag about his Oscar predictions being locked in a box on stage left, he had to stop to explain the bit to us all over again." Best Picture .  At the conclusion of the tribute, singer Jennifer Hudson performed the song "I Can't Let Go" from the television series Smash. Help Center Contributor … Share Twitter Facebook.  However, the protest was canceled in light of DuVernay pleading with civil rights leaders to instead pursue a direct dialogue with Academy leadership.  In addition, the program scored a lower 18–49 demo rating with an 11.0 ratings over a 26 share. 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The 2015 Oscars are shaping up to be the year of the Brits, with Benedict Cumberbatch one of three almost-guaranteed Best Actor nominees. Some media outlets were more critical of the show. John Toll was the last one who accomplished this feat for his work on 1994's Legends of the Fall and 1995's Braveheart.  It was the lowest viewership for an Academy Awards telecast since the 81st ceremony held in 2009. , Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ().  The following month, the ceremony won one of those nominations for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camera Work, and Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special (Technical Directors: Eric Becker, Rick Edwards, John Pritchett, and Rod Wardell; Cameras: Rob Balton, Danny Bonilla, Robert Del Russo, David Eastwood, Suzanne Ebner, Pat Gleason, Ed Horton, Marc Hunter, Jay Kulick, Brian Lataille, Tore Livia, Steve Martyniuk, Lyn Noland, Rob Palmer, David Plakos, Camera, Jofre Romero, Danny Webb, Mark Whitman, and Easter Xua; Video Control: Terrance Ho, Guy Jones, and Keith Winikoff). He also noted that these nominations heavily contrasted last year's nominations that included Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave and Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o. Read Time Out's 2015 Oscar predictions – the 15 films we predict will be picking up Academy Awards for Best Film in 2014. The telecast garnered more than 37 million viewers in the United States.  Other winners include Whiplash with three and American Sniper, Big Hero 6, Boyhood, Citizenfour, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Feast, Ida, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Phone Call, Selma, Still Alice, and The Theory of Everything with one. The nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were announced on January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PST (13:30 UTC), at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by directors J. J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Pine. Here is the full list of winners.  For the first time since the expansion of the Best Picture nominee roster at the 82nd ceremony in 2010, every Best Picture nominee won at least one award. Academy Awards 2015 -- Best Foreign Language Film. He concluded his review saying, "The music saved this Oscar telecast, but it was still a long, tedious show. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys Black History Month STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events.  In October 2014, actor Neil Patrick Harris, who previously hosted four Tony Awards ceremonies between 2009 and 2013 and two Primetime Emmy Awards telecasts in 2009 and 2013, was chosen as host of the 2015 gala. In addition, he observed, "Either the production consumed Harris, the writing failed him, or he picked a very strange night to go off-brand. Honorary Award, Special Achievement Award, Juvenile Award); as such, any films that were awarded a non-competitive award will be shown in brackets next to the number of … The 87th Academy Awards have now ended in Los Angeles. , In response to criticism about lack of diversity, AMPAS President Isaacs told reporter Sandy Cohen from the Associated Press that the Academy was "committed to seeking out diversity of voice and opinion. Directed by Tom McCarthy. Producers have moved the film's release date forward to qualify for an Oscar In addition, he remarked that several of the acceptance speeches and musical numbers provided a mix of humor, fun, and sincerity. Many names are discussed and sometimes even floated without there being any formal offers. 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