The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards (commonly called the Oscars) in 24 categories.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Grand Budapest Hotel won the most awards, tying with four each. Birdman won the Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for Alejandro González Iñárritu, while The Grand Budapest Hotel 's got the Best Original Score for Alexandre Desplat. Whiplash, the only other film to win multiple awards, got the Best Supporting Actor for J. K. Simmons. The other winners were The Theory of Everything, Still Alice, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Big Hero 6, Ida, Citizenfour, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, The Phone Call, Feast, Selma, American Sniper, and Interstellar.
The Awards List
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Best Director
Eddie Redmayne, Best Actor
Julianne Moore, Best Actress
Alexandre Desplat, Best Original Score
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking
Julianne Moore – Still Alice as Dr. Alice Howland
Best Original Screenplay
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bó, Jr.
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game – Graham Moore from Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Best Foreign Language Film
Ida (Poland) in Polish – Paweł Pawlikowski
Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
Best Original Song
"Glory" from Selma – Music and Lyrics by John Stephens (John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (Common)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Emmanuel Lubezki
Honorary Academy Award