Even though “Birdman” soared away with Best Picture, Michael Keaton did not win for Best Actor, with that statue instead going to Eddie Redmayne for “The Theory of Everything.” In an early award, character actor J.K. Simmons took the gold home for his supporting actor role in “Whiplash,” winning a standing ovation from the audience.
A favorite going into the Awards, Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’, did not win best picture as many predicted though Patricia Arquette won for supporting actress for her role in the film. Four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore was favored to win best actress Oscar Sunday for her role as a university professor with Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alice,” and indeed take the gold.
Best picture: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).”
Actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything.”
Actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice.”
Supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash.”
Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood.”
Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).”