Oscars 2015 Wrap-Up!

The Oscars just finished and what an amazing year it was!!!

First off here is the soundtrack to the post, the Oscar winner for Best Original Song – “Glory” from Selma, this performance was so moving it gave us all the feels and the speech that followed the win was just as powerful.

Before the Awards kicked off we had the classic red carpet show, which was a little different this year thanks to the organisation Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.The Smart Girls introduced the #AskHerMore campaign a while back but it really took off today across social media! The campaign encourages the media to ask better questions of female  nominees rather than simply questioning their fashion choices.

Neil Patrick Harris was our host this year, and despite not being a huge fan I think he did a pretty good job, there were countless awkward moments but I think we can all agree that every award show is riddled with them anyway!

I’d like to start with the writing awards, which in my eyes are INCREDIBLY important but so often severely overlooked. These are the people who think up, write down and imagine the stories behind the films we love so much.
Best Original Screenplay went to Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris & Armando Bo for Birdman, not surprising given the snappy dialogue and incredible conversations in this film.
Best Adapted Screenplay went to Graham Moore for The Imitation Game, this was one of the most moving films (in my opinion) of the year and Moore did a brilliant job of adapted the story of Touring onto the silver screen. His speech was also incredibly touching, just FYI.

Next up I will give you THE BIG ONES to save all of you who just want the info ASAP.
Best Director went to Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Birdman, really the amount of attention to detail, timing and skill involved in directing that film was PHENOMENAL.

Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything Just as we predicted using the Winslet rule… we are pretty cheesed off about this #TeamCumberbatch
Best Actress was awarded to Julianne Moore for Still Alice, classic Moore.

And the biggest of the big, the mother of all awards BEST PICTURE went to…

birdmanA huge congratulations to Birdman, winner of the 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture.

And here come the rest of the awards..

JK Simmons followed through with our predictions by taking out Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash. Patrcia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood and made a speech that turned twitter into overdrive demanding gender equality in the United States.

The Grand Budapest Hotel took out four awards; Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hair, Best Production Design, Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat).

Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman) took out Best Cinematography and Tom Cross (Whiplash) took Best Editing,but we saw both of these coming from a mile away,  each was outstanding and much deserving of it’s win!

Unfortunately for Leo fans everywhere his documentary did not win Best Documentary Feature but the award went to CitizenFour, a film about Edward Snowden and other whistle blowers.

Best Animated Movie went to *cough* The Lego Movie *cough* Big Hero 6.

The Sound of Music was honoured as a classic and none other than Lady Gaga gave us an ON POINT tribute medley covering the best songs from the film..seriously, it was obscenely good.

If you didn’t watch I highly recommend you check out the performance of Everything is Awesome from The Lego Movie. Tegan and Sarah and The Lonely Island brought down the house in what was(by far) the funnest moment of the whole evening!

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