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


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