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At Oscars 2015, Eddie Redmayne takes best actor, while Birdman scoops other biggies

The 87th Academy awards threw up very few surprise... more

The entire cast of Birdman. The dark comedy, about a washed-up film superhero trying to stage a comeback, soared to Oscars glory, taking four Academy awards including best picture and best director. Reuters
1/10The entire cast of Birdman. The dark comedy, about a washed-up film superhero trying to stage a comeback, soared to Oscars glory, taking four Academy awards including best picture and best director. Reuters
Birdman director Alejandro Inarritu is a happy man. Birdman won ahead of Boyhood, a film completed over a span of 12 years, that had won major awards at BAFTA and Golden Globes. Reuters
2/10Birdman director Alejandro Inarritu is a happy man. Birdman won ahead of Boyhood, a film completed over a span of 12 years, that had won major awards at BAFTA and Golden Globes. Reuters
Eddie Redmayne with his Oscar for best actor for playing Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’. Redmayne was a favourite for the title, having won the Golden Globe for the same role. Reuters
3/10Eddie Redmayne with his Oscar for best actor for playing Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’. Redmayne was a favourite for the title, having won the Golden Globe for the same role. Reuters
Julianne Moore won the best actress award for her role in ‘Still Alice’. She too had won the Golden Globe for ‘Still Alice’. Reuters
4/10Julianne Moore won the best actress award for her role in ‘Still Alice’. She too had won the Golden Globe for ‘Still Alice’. Reuters
Patricia Arquette won the best actress in a supporting role award for her portrayal of a single mother in ‘Boyhood’. With this she earned the first and only Academy award for the film spanning three generations. AP
5/10Patricia Arquette won the best actress in a supporting role award for her portrayal of a single mother in ‘Boyhood’. With this she earned the first and only Academy award for the film spanning three generations. AP
Actor J.K. Simmons with his best actor in a supporting role Oscar. Simmons won the award for playing a bullying jazz teacher in ‘Whiplash’. Whiplash was the surprise winner of the night, grabbing three awards. AFP
6/10Actor J.K. Simmons with his best actor in a supporting role Oscar. Simmons won the award for playing a bullying jazz teacher in ‘Whiplash’. Whiplash was the surprise winner of the night, grabbing three awards. AFP
Poland’s ‘Ida’ won Best Foreign Language Film, the first film from Poland to ever win the Oscar in the category. Pawel Pawlikowski, the film’s director poses with the award. AP
7/10Poland’s ‘Ida’ won Best Foreign Language Film, the first film from Poland to ever win the Oscar in the category. Pawel Pawlikowski, the film’s director poses with the award. AP
Host Neil Patrick Harris stands next to a sealed briefcase holding his predictions of the Oscar winners. Reuters
8/10Host Neil Patrick Harris stands next to a sealed briefcase holding his predictions of the Oscar winners. Reuters
Harris was he usual funny self, and had the crowds in splits with a comic homage to a memorable scene from Birdman. Reuters
9/10Harris was he usual funny self, and had the crowds in splits with a comic homage to a memorable scene from Birdman. Reuters
Lady Gaga sang a powerful “Sound of Music” tribute medley during the show, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 American musical drama. AFP
10/10Lady Gaga sang a powerful “Sound of Music” tribute medley during the show, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 American musical drama. AFP
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