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The 87th Annual Academy Awards took place last night on Sunday 22nd February and honoured the best national and foreign films of 2014. Hosted by Neil Patrick HarrisAlejandro González Iñárritu‘s stunning film Birdman won Best Motion Picture of the Year, Britain’s very own Eddie Redmayne took away the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Julianne Moore was given the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Thankfully the Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing did not go to Interstellar but it did deservedly go to Whiplash.

Neil Patrick Harris opened with a song-and-dance number aided by Jack Black who brought some well deserved shade to NPH’s uplifting skit. Tegan and Sarah along with The Lonely Island performed their hit “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie. Then Idina Menzel, showing good sport after last year’s blunder, came to the stage to introducer her co-presenter… Glom Gazingo aka John Travolta. Lady Gaga also performed serving Julie Andrews in her medley honouring The Sound of Music.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Birdman (2014): Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything (2014)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Julianne Moore for Still Alice (2014)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
J.K. Simmons for Whiplash (2014)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette for Boyhood (20014/I)

Best Achievement in Directing
Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman (2014)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Birdman (2014): Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
The Imitation Game (2014): Graham Moore

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Big Hero 6 (2014)

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Ida (2013): Pawel Pawlikowski

Best Achievement in Editing
Whiplash (2014): Tom Cross

Best Achievement in Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

Best Achievement in Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): Milena Canonero

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): Alexandre Desplat

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Selma (2014): Common, John Legend (Glory)

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Whiplash (2014): Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
American Sniper (2014): Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Interstellar (2014): Paul J. Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R. Fisher

Best Documentary, Feature
Citizenfour (2014): Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (2013): Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Dana Perry

Best Short Film, Animated
Feast (2014/I): Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed

Best Short Film, Live Action
The Phone Call (2013): Mat Kirkby, James Lucas

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[HORROR AND SCI-FI EDITOR] Jon Dickinson graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2006 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis on PR and Multimedia. Since graduating he has contributed to several publications and regularly attends some of the biggest film festivals in the UK including Film4 Frightfest.