Birdman Wins Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards

February 25, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016

The 87th Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2014, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre & Highland Center, televised live on ABC Network and in over 220 countries Sunday, February 22, 2015. Four Oscars went to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) including Best Picture and Best Director ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU.

Oscars 2015 winners list:

Best Picture
BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu Watch trailer  

Best Documentary Feature
CITIZENFOUR, directed by Laura Poitras Watch trailer 

Best Documentary Short
CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1, directed by Ellen Goosenberg Kent Watch trailer 

Best Foreign Language
IDA, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland) Watch trailer 

Best Animated Feature
BIG HERO 6, directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams Watch trailer 

Best Animated Short
FEAST, directed by Patrick Osborne Watch trailer

Best Live Action Short
THE PHONE CALL, directed by Mat Kirkby Watch trailer  

Best Director
ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s acceptance speech

Good luck charm work because in the [DGA] Award, I was wearing a Raymond Carver shirt, a Billy Wilder tie and I won. But today, tonight, I am wearing the real Michael Keaton tighty whities. Thank you. They are tight, smell like balls. But it work. I’m here. Thank you, Michael. Honestly, this is crazy in a way, talking about that little prick called ego. Ego loves competition, right? Because for someone to win, someone has to lose. But the paradox is that, you know, true art, true individual expression as all the work of these incredible fellow filmmakers, can’t be compared, can’t be labeled, can’t be defeat because they exist and our work only will be judged, as always, by time. So, I am very thankful, grateful, humbly honored by the Academy, which I thank for this incredible recognition. Which I have it [the Oscar] here because the work of all the actors, all the producers. Chivo Lubezki, which I didn’t mention. Chivo, I love you. You are the genius. You are the artist of our generation. Martín Hernández, Antonio Sanchez, so many people that work in this film and obviously, again, you know I forgot all of you. I forgot so many people. This is like a slow-motion kind of moment in my life, so forget if I forgot anybody. I love all. [Spanish.]

Best Actor
EDDIE REDMAYNE in The Theory of Everything Watch trailer  

Best Actress
JULIANNE MOORE in Still Alice Watch trailer

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. SIMMONS in Whiplash Watch trailer  

Best Supporting Actress
PATRICIA ARQUETTE in Boyhood Watch trailer 

Best Production Design
ADAM STOCKHAUSEN for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Screenplay
BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo

Best Adapted Screenplay
THE IMITATION GAME, written by Graham Moore

Best Film Editing
WHIPLASH, editing by Tom Cross

Best Sound Editing
AMERICAN SNIPER, sound editing by Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Best Sound Mixing
WHIPLASH, sound mixing by Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

Best Original Score
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, composer Alexandre Desplat

Best Original Song
GLORY from Selma; music and lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

Best Visual Effects
INTERSTELLAR, visual effects by Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher

Best Cinematography
BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Costume Design
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, costume designer Milena Canonero

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, makeup and hairstyling artist Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier