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# The BIGGEST award of the night – BEST PICTURE – goes to ‘BIRDMAN’. The whole team is here to receive the trophy.
# Sean Penn is here to present the BIGGEST award of the night.
# The Oscar for the Best Actress in a Leading Role goes to Julianne Moore for ‘Still Alice‘. Thanks her husband and children and says, “Thank you for giving me a home.” Awww!
# And the BIGGER one! Best Actor in Leading Role goes to Eddie Redmayne for ‘The Theory Of Everything‘.
# Here’s the BIG one! The Oscar for the Best Director goes to Alejandro González Iñárittu for ‘Birdman‘.
# ‘The Imitation‘ bags its first award of the night. Graham Moore takes the trophy for Best Adapted Screenplay.
# Another one for ‘Birdman‘. Wins Best Original Screenplay – by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo.
# Best Original Score – Alexandre Desplat for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘
# Lady Gaga kills it with a tribute to the ‘Sound of Music‘.
# The Award for the Best Original Song goes to ‘Glory‘ from ‘Selma‘ – Music and Lyrics by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn.
# Photobomber Alert!
# Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez click a selfie.
# Best Documentary Feature – ‘Citizenfour’
# Best Film Editing goes to Tom Cross for ‘Whiplash‘.
# Meryl Streep introduced the tribute to the luminaries who died last year with a Joan Didion quote. The tribute also included a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson.
# The Award for the Best Production Design for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
# ‘Big Hero 6‘ wins Best Animated Feature Film.
# ‘Feast‘ is adjudged as the Best Animated Short Film.
# The Oscar for Best Visual Effects goes to Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher for ‘Interstellar’.
# The Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role goes to Patricia Arquette for ‘Boyhood‘. At first it’s the regular kind of acceptance speech but later, she starts about gender equality. “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all!” she says. The camera pans to Meryl Streep, pumping her first and Jennifer Lopez, sitting next to her, just as riled up.
# The Oscar for Best Sound Editing goes to Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman for ‘American Sniper‘.
# The Award for Best Sound Mixing goes to Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley for ‘Whiplash‘.
# And Neil Patrick Harris strips down to his underwear. to pay homage to ‘Birdman‘ before coming onstage and saying, ‘acting is a noble profession’.
# The Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short Subject goes to Crisis Hotline (Veterans Press I).
# Kerry Washington and Jason Bateman present the award for best live action short to ‘The Phone Call’, starring Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent to directors Mat Kirkby and James Lucas.
# ‘Everything is Awesome’ at the Oscars :)
# The Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film goes to ‘Ida’ (Poland).
# Introducing Reese Witherspoon, NPH said, “This next presenter is so lovely you could eat her up with her spoon.” Haha!
# Second award for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ in a row. The Academy Award for the Best ‘Makeup and Hairstyling’ goes to Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier.
# The Academy Award for the Best Costume Design goes to Milena Canonero for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘.
# Adam Levine mesmerises the audience with ‘Lost Stars’.
# Lupita Nyong’o has her ‘Ooops!’ moment as she says, “The Actor goes to…Oops! Oscar goes to…”
# The Academy Award for ‘Actor in a Supporting Role’ goes to J K Simmons for ‘Whiplash’. Simmons thanks everyone who made ‘Whiplash,’ but turns the attention to his wife and kids.
# ‘American Sniper is Opera….because IT’S SO RICH!’ says Neil Patrick Harris.
# Neil Patrick Harris gets the show off to a good start. “Tonight we honour Hollywood’s best and whitest — sorry, brightest!” Ooops!
# And the main award event begins!
# Scarlett Johansson is wearing a green frock with a statement necklace.
# David Burtka tweets as his husband Neil Patrick Harris gets ready for the show.
It’s almost showtime!!! pic.twitter.com/Q0t1Ii4sg1
— David Burtka (@Davidburtka) February 23, 2015
# Lady Gaga looks beautiful. And she’s actually wearing Red Leather gloves! The recently engaged artiste is doing a tribute performance at the event.
# ‘It’s a very weird place,’ says Emma Stone. Yeah, right.
# Gwyneth Paltrow has a rose growing out of her shoulder.
# And Jennifer Lopez looks stunning! “You can’t party in this dress. Not even me,” JLo laughs.
# Did Lupita Nyong’o just say that she is going to work with the Indian-origin director Mira Nair next? Oooh! We are excited.
# Benedict Cumberbatch gave a shout-out to friends back home in England at the Red Carpet. He brought along his new wife, Sophie Hunter, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
# Lupita Nyong’o stuns the Red Carpet again!
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 23, 2015
# Dakota Johnson and her mom, Melanie Griffith, look uncomfortable when Lara Spencer starts grilling them about Dakota’s starring role in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Will her mom see the movie? “I don’t think I can. I think it would be strange,” Melanie Griffith responds.
Dakota looks offended but her mom stands her ground.
# Kevin Hart says that he’s busy working on the roast of Justin Bieber.
# Julliane Moore, a probable winner for best actress with ‘Still Alice’, looks ethereal.
# Eddie Redmayne (a probable winner for best actor with ‘The Theory of Everything’) arrives with his wife, Hannah Bagshawe. Eddie is delighted that it’s raining in Los Angeles. “It’s beautifully British,” he says. And he also says, “Being nominated is frightening.”
# Rosamund Pike is wearing a vibrant dress.
# Best Actor Nominee Michael Keaton, first at the age of 63, at the Red Carpet! All smiles!
# And we also have the host of the night, Neil Patrick Harris with his husband, David Burtka. Neil was seen wearing a custom Brunello Cucinelli tuxedo and tie, custom Hamilton shirt, while David was seen in a Calvin Klein Collection tuxedo, custom Hamilton shirt.
# Among the early Red Carpet arrivals, we have ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ actress Dakota Johnson.
# Stars have begun descending at the Red Carpet!
It’s that time of the year again, when a bevy of stars from across the world grace the Dobly Theatre as the 87th Academy Awards are just about to begin.
The awards night will be hosted by ‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor Neil Patrick Harris while Adam Levine, John Legend and Tim McGraw are expected to perform live. One would also see special performances from Lady Gaga, Jack Black, Jennifer Hudson and Anna Kendrick.
While last year “selfie” officially entered the Academy Awards, this year the trend is expected to be continued. We surely do expect another round of selfies, and maybe another impromptu pizza party, or let’s try ‘pasta’ this time.
The fashionable moments at the red carpet have already started setting trends for many to follow.
So are we ready for the big event?
THE NOMINEES: Oscar Awards 2015
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