2015 Oscar Winners

oscars2015-host_hp-banner_photo-credit-leftIn no necessary order, below are tonight’s 2015 Oscar Winners.

Three Oscar highlights: It was nice to see Lady Gaga perform a classy tribute to Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music. Gaga continued to demonstrate her diverse chops. I also enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris’s tighty whities in a skit reminiscent of the scene in Birdman. Finally, I couldn’t help but find Chris Pine’s single, unwiped tear after John Legend and Common’s performance of Selma’s “Glory” strangely and humorously touching.

I will not comment too much on the winners except to say that Birdman definitely deserved Best Cinematography for its smooth “appearance” of long takes, though the magic in making the movie look like one long scene was actually in matching action to action cuts in post production. It was the editing that helped dissolve one scene into the next, bringing the cinematography to life. Although I was wrong with a few guesses, I predicted that Eddie Redmayne would win Best Actor. Redmayne was phenomenal in Theory of Everything, but all the nominees this year were equally deserving in their own right. Finally, I am proud of Birdman’s Alejandro González Iñárritu, another Latino to take Best Director for the second year following last year’s Alfonso Cuarón for his space epic Gravity.

2015 Oscar Winners

Best Make Up
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons- Whiplash

Best Foreign Film

Live Action Short
The Phone Call

Sound Mixing

Sound Editing
American Sniper

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette- Boyhood

Best Visual Effects

Animated Short Film

Best Documentary Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6

Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel



Best Documentary

Best Song
Glory- Selma

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay
Imitation Game

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu- Birdman

Best Actor
Eddie Redmayne- Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Julianne Moore- Still Alice

Best Picture


About Sonyo Estavillo

I am a creative professional with extensive project experience from concept to development (scripted and non-scripted). My talents are diverse and include: producing, directing, production management, videography, social media/viral marketing, research, non-linear editing, story development, and content writing. *Masters in Television, Radio, & Film @ Newhouse, Syracuse University *Bachelors in Film Production @ CSULB

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