Oscar winners 2015

MN Film Club

In case you've been in hiding, the 87th Academy Awards – the blingiest, brassiest event in the Hollywood calendar – took place last night. Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore took Best Actor and Actress gongs respectively, with Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel scooping an impressive four statuettes apiece. Here's our round-up of this year's winners – tell us what you think over on Mumsnet Film Club Talk. 


Best Picture - Birdman

birdman

The surreal black comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a has-been actor struggling to produce a Broadway show, gets the Best Pic gong – but Keaton lost out on Best Actor to Eddie Redmayne.

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore in Still Alice

Awarded for her remarkable performance in Still Alice, in which she plays a woman who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's disease.



Best Actor in a Leading Role - Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

Rounding off a fantastic awards season, Eddie Redmayne triumphed with his performance as celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Best Director - Alejandro G Inarritu

Alejandro Inarritu

The Mexican director of Birdman beat strong competition from Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater to take the prize for best helmer. 



Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette triumphed for her honest portrayal of a struggling divorced mother trying to get by in Richard Linklater's astonishing Boyhood.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role - JK Simmons

JK Simmons

JK Simmons won for his nuanced portrayal of Fletcher, a music teacher who believes that instilling fear in the students is the best way to motivate them.



Best Animated Feature Film - Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

A group of young inventors – and a cuddly healthcare robot – team up to fight a villain in Disney's latest animated triumph.

The Dresses! What did you think?

credit AMPAS

As usual, the frocks of the (female) awards attendees got as much airtime as the winners themselves…