Neil Patrick Harris and the Oscar’s closed out award season last night in grand style. NPH opened the show with a perfectly choreographed number and continued to crack jokes all night. Powerful speeches from J.K. Simmons, Common and John Legend, Graham Moore and Patricia Arquette took the show beyond the usual “thank you’s”. Glam gowns and colorful tuxedos were popular on the red carpet with stand outs from Lupita N’yongo and Jared Leto.
Though the theatrics and speeches were exciting there were no real surprises when it came to the winners. Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette continued their winning streak in their respective categories. The academy also proved that they are a bit self indulgent by voting for “Birdman” as Best Picture. There’s nothing better than watching a movie about yourself right? Despite the lack of variety, it was exciting to see “The Grand Budapest Hotel” win so many creative honors.
Here’s your list of winners:
Best Picture: “Birdman”
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne
Best Actress: Julianne Moore
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette
Best Original Song: Glory
Best Animated Featured Film: “Big Hero 6”
Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu
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