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‘Birdman’, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Share Oscar Trophies

‘Birdman’, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Share Oscar Trophies‘Birdman’, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Share Oscar Trophies

A largely predictable night at the Oscars Sunday ended in triumph for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’, a deeply introspective show business satire set in a Broadway theater, which won trophies for Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay and Cinematography.

The night’s other big winner was Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ which cleaned up in the technical categories. Although it didn’t win in any of the biggest categories, it did end the night with four awards, including for Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Production Design, and Best Original Score, tying it with ‘Birdman’ for the most wins of the night, theatlantic.com reported.

Among the favorites who collected trophies: Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor) for playing Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’; Julianne Moore (Best Actress) for her work as an Alzheimer’s-stricken professor in ‘Still Alice’; J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor) as the tyrannical jazz instructor in ‘Whiplash’; and Patricia Arquette (Best Supporting Actress) as the warm, often besieged mother of ‘Boyhood’.

The Alan Turing biopic ‘The Imitation Game’ collected a consolation trophy for Best Adapted Screenplay; and one of the most talked-about films of the year, Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King biopic ‘Selma’, won for its song ‘Glory’.

The most surprising winner of the night was ‘Big Hero 6’, which took the Best Animated Feature prize.

In the category of the Best Foreign-Language Film, ‘Ida’ directed by Pawel Pawlikowski from Poland won the prize. ‘Interstellar’ by Christopher Nolan was also among the winners of the night, getting the award for Visual Effects categoruy.

 

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