Ah, The Oscars. The glitziest, most prestigious award ceremony in the world (yeah, back off Grammys). The winners of the 2015 Oscars in full were:
Best Picture – Birdman
Best Actress – Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Best Actor – Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything)
Best Director – Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman)
Best Adapted Screenplay – The Imitation Game
Best Original Screenplay – Birdman
Best Original Song – Glory (Selma)
Best Original Score – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Animated Feature Film – Big Hero 6
Best Live Action Short – The Phone Call
Best Animated Short Film – Feast
Best Documentary Feature – CitizenFour
Best Documentary Short Film – Crisis Hotline: Veteran Press 1
Best Cinematography – Birdman
Best Costume Design – Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Film Editing – Whiplash
Best Make-Up And Hair – Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Costume – Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Sound Editing – Whiplash
Best Sound Mixing – American Sniper
Best Visual Effects – Interstellar
Best Production Design – Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette
Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons
We bet a total of £30 (which you can read about here) and came away with… £27.87. So a loss of £2.13.
What we’ve learnt:
- Betting on awards is really, really boring.
- Bookies, whose job it is not to lose money, don’t lose much money.
Summary of the ceremony: meh. Neil Patrick Harris was fine. No surprises in the winners (despite what the bedwetters on Twitter will say). No one said anything particularly controversial. Patricia Arquette’s pro-feminist speech was nice as was the speech by the guy who adapted the Imitation Game about being an outsider. Every one looked fine. And…
JOHN FUCKING TRAVOLTA! AAAAHAHAHAHAHA! The absolute state of you man!