2015 Academy Award Winners: The Complete List


The 2015 Academy Awards took place this evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Now in its 87th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry.

Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was the night’s big winner, earning the Oscars for Best Film and Best Original Screenplay. The film’s director Alejandro González Iñárritu was named Best Director.

Eddie Redmayne earned Best Actor for his incredible portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Julianne Moore was awarded Best Actress for the role of Alice, a Columbia linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, in the film Still Alice.

The Imitation Game, based on the life of British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, won Best Adapted Screenplay.

J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor for his role as the abusive jazz instructor Terence Fletcher in Whiplash.

In the category of Best Supporting Actress, Patricia Arquette earned accolade for her work in Boyhood, beating out the likes of Meryl Streep and Emma Stone.

Big Hero 6 won Best Animated Feature Film.

John Legend and Common picked up Best Original Song for “Glory”, their contribution to Selma. Meanwhile, Alexandre Desplat picked up Best Original Score for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Ida was awarded Best Foreign Language Film, the first black-and-white film to win in the category.

The Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour won Best Documentary.

Find a list of notable winners below and see all of the 2015 recipients at

Best Picture
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Director
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins, Unbroken

Best Documentary Feature Film
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth

Best Foreign Film
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Wild Tales (Argentina)

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Original Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
Theory of Everything

Best Original Song
Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”, Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me
John Legend and Common – “Glory”, Selma
Adam Levine – “Lost Stars”, Begin Again
Rita Ora – “Grateful”, Beyond the Lights
Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island – “Everything is Awesome”, The Lego Movie

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
Jóhann Jóhannsson,
The Theory of Everything