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Oscars 2015- showtime - 'Birdman' flies away with Best Picture

posted Feb 23, 2015 00:54:49 by Timobns
2015 Oscars: 'Birdman' nabs Best Picture
By Tim O'Brien in Entertainment
UPDATE: "Birdman" has won the Oscar for Best Picture and put it on the same path as Best Director this year. That hasn't happened for the last two years. "Birdman" marked another recent win for a movie about show business.

"Argo" and "The Artist" are two examples of late.
But, Alejandro Inarritu, during his acceptance speech, wondered if the government would institute new immigration rules. "Two Mexicans in a row," he noted with a smirk. Last year, Alfonso Cauron won for "Gravity." But, last year the top film was "12 Years a Slave."
Inarritu did use his speech as a plea for sane immigration rules. It was a night for some issue-oriented speeches, but it did not detract from entertainment. A mix of both happened all night. But Lady Gaga perhaps stole the night in her tribute to "The Sound of Music." After her tribute, Julie Andrews walked on stage and the theater erupted again.
Plus, as expected, Julianne Moore won Best Actress. Cheers were plenty and loud all night long at the Oscars. "There is no such thing as Best Actress," quipped Moore.
Going in the Best Actor category was hard-fought and it ended up being Eddie Redmayne taking it. He beat out Michael Keaton, his closest rival during the long award season.
EARLIER: Alejandro Inarritu has just won Best Director for "Birdman." as the Oscars are being handed out in Hollywood. He just accepted a Best Screenplay awards for "Birdman."
EARLIER: The biggest cheer and longest standing ovation of the night so far belongs to Lady Gaga, who honored 50 years of "The Sound of Music." Then in walked Julie Andrews and the applause continued.
EARLIER: The 87th Academy Awards have turned a bit political Best Song goes to "Glory" from "Selma." Common and John Legend performed the powerful piece and the crowd stood and cheered when they won.
Patrica Arquette turned issue oriented with her speech, too. But the cutest part of the night so far goes to Idina Menzel and John Travolta presenting Best Song. Since Travolta butchered her name last year, they came up with a bit this year to rectify that. And it worked.
EARLIER: "Citizenfour" picks up Best Documentary as the 87th Annual Academy Awards continue in Hollywood. "Citizenfour" tells the story of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
EARLIER: Patricia Arquette was a favorite for Best Supporting Actress and she won. So, put the supporting categories to bed. Before that Arquette loudly proclaimed equal rights for women. It was a prepared speech and Meryl Streep could be seen pointing and agreeing with the comments.
EARLIER: J.K. Simmons won the first award of the night as he took home Best Supporting Actor as the Oscars are underway in Hollywood.
Simmons received a loud roar with his win and many stood, too. He said call your mom and dad. "Do not text, do not email. Call them. Tell them you love them," he said.


Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/entertainment/2015-oscars-live-updates/article/421624#ixzz3SY1bWNXu



Best Picture Release Dates
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The Grand Budapest Hotel-March 6, 2014
Boyhood-July 10, 2014
Whiplash-October 10, 2014
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)-October 16, 2014
The Theory of Everything-November6, 2014
The Imitation Game-November 27, 2014
American Sniper-December 24, 2014
Selma-December 24, 2014

http://www.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/entertainment/2015-oscars-live-updates/article/421624
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 01:06:40
Oscars 2015: Rain Soaks Red Carpet, Staff, Stars' Handlers (Photos)

By Hollywood Reporter @THR

Rain soaked the red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre on Sunday afternoon as the stars and nominees headed into the 87th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.
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Rain Soaks Red Carpet... http://drudge.tw/1AzCdJe
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 01:35:46
Not bad opening so far....
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KarenVoss said Feb 23, 2015 01:40:24
Audience reacted to opening well and appeared to enjoy ... not sure at the beginning if some of them missed it ...
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 01:46:28
UPDATE: J.K Simmons won the first award of the night as he took home Best Supporting Actor as the Oscar are underway in Hollywood.

Simmons received a loud roar with his win and many stood, too. He said call your mom and dad. "Do not text, do not email. Call them. Tell them you love them," he said.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/entertainment/2015-oscars-live-updates/article/421624#ixzz3SWpcvnJD
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KarenVoss said Feb 23, 2015 01:57:00
Two or more setup backstage shots of the winners, standing and also seating before hitting the press room ..
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KarenVoss said Feb 23, 2015 02:00:47
JK actually sat down on the base of one of the Oscars on the stage in the press room ... taking full advantage of this moment ..
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 02:04:31
The spoon line from Neil was cornier than my eggs Benedict line and he got away with it...
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KarenVoss said Feb 23, 2015 02:06:11
Two wins in a row for GBH ... there go the room rates .
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 02:08:12
LIVE STREAMING - #Oscars winners, like J.K. Simmons, head backstage to take questions.: http://wp.me/p2KxH4-1NOp : pic.twitter.com/tPCKoF58Y3
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 02:10:50
"More people see my commercials than my movies." J.K. Simmons
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 02:17:38
Best Foreign Language Film:
Ida (Poland)
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 02:21:46
God, that gave me a headache and vertigo...Everything is NOT awesome...perhaps that is why "The LEGO Movie" is not nominated...it is a toy and they have already slammed toy movies and superhero movies tonight...the tie-in product thing doomed it...
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KarenVoss said Feb 23, 2015 02:21:59
There's a NPH predication cam, keeping an eye on that briefcase ..
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 02:38:24
McGraw killed it...nice...a song from a movie that makes sense...
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Timobns said Feb 23, 2015 02:41:59
KevinSmith ‏@ThatKevinSmith

The Glenn Campbell song is insanely moving. If you haven't seen that documentary, give it a watch. Heartbreakingly real. #Oscars
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