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The Oscars (2015)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Himself - Host & Performer
Anna Kendrick ... Herself - Presenter & Performer
Lupita Nyong'o ... Herself - Presenter
Robert Duvall ... Himself - Nominee
Ethan Hawke ... Himself - Nominee
Edward Norton ... Himself - Nominee
Mark Ruffalo ... Himself - Nominee
J.K. Simmons ... Himself - Winner
Brian Cullinan ... Himself - Chairman of PwC's U.S. Board of Partners
Liam Neeson ... Himself - Presenter
Dakota Johnson ... Herself - Presenter
Adam Levine ... Himself - Performer
Maroon 5 ... Themselves - Performer
Jennifer Lopez ... Herself - Presenter
Chris Pine ... Himself - Presenter
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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Comedy | Music

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TV-14
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Official Sites:

Oscars.org | The Oscars 2015

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 87th Annual Academy Awards See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Best Actor nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne both played Stephen Hawking (Cumberbatch in Hawking (2004), Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (2014) (for which he was also nominated)). Best Supporting Actor nominees Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo both played Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Norton in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Ruffalo in The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)). See more »

Quotes

J.K. Simmons - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Wow, thank you. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you to everyone involved in the making of "Whiplash." And I am grateful every day for the most remarkable person I know: my wife, the wonderful Michelle Schumacher. I'm grateful for your love, your kindness, your wisdom, your sacrifice and your patience. Which brings me to the above-average children - even though I may try their patience more. Joe and Olivia, you are extraordinary human beings. Smart, funny, kind, loving people, and that's because...
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Follows The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

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Written by Francis Zambon (as Mark James)
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Patricia Arquette, Laura Poitras, John Legend, Graham Moore and Alejandro González Iñárritu all said what needed to get said
23 February 2015 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

We expect the Academy Awards ceremony to feature a string of jokes, and "The 87th Annual Academy Awards" were no different. But the most important productions to get awarded at any ceremony are the documentaries. Laura Poitras's "Citizenfour" was the winner this year, and so Poitras - accompanied by Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden's girlfriend Lindsay Mills - warned everyone about the dangers of an out of control surveillance state. I wasn't sure if Neil Patrick Harris said "Edward Snowden couldn't be here for some treason" as a joke or was actually implying that it was treason.

Other people who said what needed to get said were Patricia Arquette (who noted the wage gap), John Legend (who noted that the US leads the world in incarceration), Graham Moore (who noted the large number of suicide attempts among gay teens) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (who reminded everyone that the US is a nation of immigrants, and proclaimed that Mexico deserves a better government than it has).

As for the wins. Out of all the nominees in all categories, I've seen only "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (which deserved its wins), "Citizenfour" (which deserved its win), "Into the Woods", "Boyhood" (which deserved its win) and "Gone Girl". I hope to see the rest of the nominees, although I've heard bad things about "American Sniper".

Overall, I enjoyed the ceremony. Julianne Moore has deserved an Oscar for a long time. Idina Menzel needs to REALLY stick it to John Travolta next time.


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