|The Birdman team wins Best Picture.|
Birdman prevailed in a close race with Boyhood, whose Best Picture loss was foreshadowed when the twelve-years-in-the-making project lost Best Film Editing to the conventional (if intensely jazzy) Whiplash, but the real surprise of the night was how few surprises popped up in a field that most Oscar watchers were calling the closest crop of contenders across the board. The only big upset was Disney’s Big Hero 6 topping Dreamworks’s odds-on favourite How to Train Your Dragon 2, so the biggest surprise wasn’t who won, but what the winners had to say.
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High and low: "In Memoriam"
Meryl Streep highlight number two of the night was her sincere and moving eulogy for all the dearly departed members of the film community we lost this year. As she paid tribute to some of the best and most inspiring talents who moved us, it was hard not to think that Streep was saying goodbye to her long time collaborator Mike Nichols (Silkwood, Postcards from the Edge) with whom she had a project in development at the time of his passing in November. Fittingly enough, the tribute reel ended with Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing The Graduate.
High: The Winners!
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Film Editing:
Best Production Design:
Best Documentary Feature:
Best Foreign Language Film:
Best Animated Film:
Best Animated Short:
Best Live Action Short:
Short Documentary Short:
High: the picks for the Best Dressed
Lupita Nyong'o dazzles at the Oscars with 6,000-pearl dress. http://t.co/ruCoMKjkKP pic.twitter.com/q4YEMnAXhs
— Mashable (@mashable) February 23, 2015
.@LauraDern on the #Oscars #redcarpet. Wearing a turquoise ring to honour her Wild character, who died of lung cancer pic.twitter.com/Sn3fcAdTIf
— FLARE Magazine (@FLAREfashion) February 22, 2015
Laura Dern: Great in grey even if she didn't get the gold.
Meryl Streep shows up and owns the #redcarpet in effortless sophistication. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/AHwTNc9cIB
— Joe Kucharski (@TyrannyOfStyle) February 23, 2015
Cate Blanchett in a John #Galliano for Maison Martin @Margiela dress last night at #Oscars2015 in Hollywood <3 pic.twitter.com/LvrJIbPbxW
— Jules (@JulesFashion) February 23, 2015
#JenniferAniston looks great in this Versace. Effortlessly chic. @TheAcademy Oscars. pic.twitter.com/gJNpFrh9ih
— Lisa Remillard (@LisaRemillard) February 23, 2015
Stop everything: Rosamund Pike is red hot on the #ERedCarpet! http://t.co/lj8SQ8XDZW pic.twitter.com/3oWZUJB0sn
— E! Online (@eonline) February 23, 2015
Presenter Naomi Watts walked the red carpet at the 2015 Oscars wearing an embellished #GiorgioArmani Privè gown. pic.twitter.com/gRPr32wa7g
— Armani (@armani) February 23, 2015