So, it's, like, two weeks late. But I'm going to finish what I started, because I'm sick and apparently a stickler. First, the winners:
BEST DIRECTOR: Alejandro González Iñárritu - Birdman
BEST ACTOR: Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
BEST ACTRESS: Julianne Moore - Still Alice
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons - Whiplash
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Birdman
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Imitation Game
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Birdman
BEST FILM EDITING: Whiplash
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING: The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST SOUND EDITING: American Sniper
BEST SOUND MIXING: Whiplash
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Interstellar
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Selma, Glory
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST ANIMATED FILM: Big Hero 6
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Ida
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Citizenfour
|Laura Dern in Alberta Ferretti|
|Ana Faris in Zuhair Murad|
|Emma Stone in Elie Saab|
Best dressed: Laura Dern, Ana Faris, Emma Stone.
Best win: Interstellar, because I wasn't sure it was going to win anything, and nothing in this category is more deserving.
Best predix prowess: I killed in the technical categories. Yeah.
Best hosting surprise / gag: I really thought Neil Patrick Harris was going to play safe, but he went out there. Even if his (?) jokes were sometimes off, they were anything BUT safe. I really did enjoy the random gag with Miles Teller playing his drums while NPH ran on stage in his underwear. Brilliant.
Surprise take-over: Budapest did gangbusters on the tech side!
Undeserving win: Birdman for Cinematography?
Speechifying: Wow did they ever hit all the sob points with speeches about suicide and MS and freedom fries.
Best cheer: Seeing Wes Anderson clapping beside his ears for his fellow Budapest people made me happy.
Best cryer: Did anyone see Chris Pine shedding manly tears after Glory was sung?
Best nominee reaction: Emma Stone clutching her Lego Oscar. So cute.
WTF: I'm not sure if it was scripted or not, but man, Oscars is not doing anything for John Travolta. What was with the face touching?
WTF 2: The Lego song performance. Best thing of the night, hands down. Made me sad to remember the film wasn't nominated.
Unnecessary segment: Lady Gaga may be showing off her range, but I knew that already, and it was totally unnecessary.
Unnecessary miss: Why didn't the Oscars show any work during the In Memoriam segment? And Joan Rivers was left off - that's not classy, Oscars, even if the lady wasn't known for class.