Tonight, Hollywood’s greatest party takes place. The 87th Academy Awards will play host to the crème de la crème of the best talent we have in cinema today, each wondering who will win what. I will be live blogging the ceremony, provided my evening diet of crisps, chocolate, fizzy drinks and maybe ice cream can keep me awake like it did last year. Oh, actually no ice cream this year, but I do have chocolate covered pretzels…
Neil Patrick Harris is this year’s host and what a host I’m sure he’ll be. He will be presiding over tonight’s festivities, whilst the golden statues are handed out to (hopefully) the most deserved winners. From Harris, you can expect fun, frivolity and
For those of you who will be staying awake with me, follow my blog for live updates on the ceremony. I’ll be including who wins what, who tweets what and everything else in between. And just so you know, there will be no pointless who wore what during my live blog. I mean, who actually cares?
23/02/2015. 00:15. Well the red carpet segment has begun and it’s dull so I wont be watching that. What I will be doing it eating some of this junk. Oh yes, it’s one of those nights!
23/02/2015. 01:30: And it begins. Neil Patrick Harris looking great! Love this guy, what a start. Great song with himself, Anna Kendrick and Jack Black. Very fun, funny and fabulous.
23/02/2015. 01.40: It’s the first award of the night, Best Supporting Actor. The nominees are:
Robert Duvall. The Judge
Ethan Hawke. Boyhood
Ed Norton. Birdman
Mark Ruffalo. Foxcatcher
JK Simmons. Whiplash
And the winner is JK Simmons for Whiplash!
23/02/2015. 01:50. First performance of the night by Maroon 5 from the underrated film Begin Again.
23/02/2015. 01:55. Chris Pine and Jennifer Lopez present the award for Best Costume Design, the nominees are:
Grand Budapest Hotel. Milena Canonero
Inherent Vice. Mark Bridges
Into the Woods. Colleen Atwood
Maleficent. Anna B. Sheppard
Mr. Turner. Jacqueline Durran
And the winner for best costume design goes to Grand Budapest Hotel for Milena Canonero
23/02/2015. 02:00. The nominees for Best Makeup and Hairstyling presented by Dakota Johnson. The nominees are:
Foxcatcher. Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard
The Grand Budapest Hotel. Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
Guardians of the Galaxy. Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White
And the winner is The Grand Budapest Hotel. Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
Best Foreign Language film nominees presented by Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor:
Ida. Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
Leviathan. Russia; Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
Tangerines. Estonia; Directed by Zaza Urushadze
Timbuktu. Mauritania; Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
Wild Tales. Argentina; Directed by Damián Szifron
And the winner is Ida. Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
23/02/15. 02:17. The ever stunning Marion Cottilard presenting the next performance: Everything is Awesome from the Lego Movie.
23/02/2015. 02.20. Tweet from @itsWillyFerrell Oprah gets a Lego Oscar, pretty cool!
23/02/2015. 02.30. “It takes a lot of balls to wear a dress like that!” Thanks NPH, loving your wit!
23/02/2015. 02:33. NPH talking to David Oyelowo about being British. Is this really the best accent? I hope so!
23/02/2015. 02:35. Gwyneth Paltrow introducing the next performance which is by Tim McGraw.
23/02/2015. 02:35. Tweet from @DIYFilms. Too true
23/02/2015. 02: 42. NPH with his own version of Keaton’s almost naked performance from Birdman, mixed with Whiplash. Delightful!
23/02/15. 02:45. The nominees for sound mixing presented by Sienna Miller and Chris Evans
American Sniper. John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
Interstellar. Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten
Unbroken. Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
Whiplash. Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley
And the winner is Whiplash. Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley
23/02/2015. 02:50 The nominations for best sound editing:
American Sniper. Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
Interstellar. Richard King
Unbroken. Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro
And the winner is American Sniper
23/02/15. 02.53. Jared Leto is now presenting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The nominees are:
Patricia Arquette. Boyhood
Laura Dern. Wild
Keira Knightley. The Imitation Game
Emma Stone. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Meryl Streep. Into the Woods
And the winner is Patricia Arquette! What a great speech! You are fucking wonderful!
23/02/2015. 03:05. I’ve been looking forward to this, the award for VFX, let’s see who wins. Nominees presented by Chole Grace Moretz and Ansol Elgort:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy. Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
Interstellar. Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
X-Men: Days of Future Past. Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer
And the winner is Interstellar!
23/02/2015. 03:10. Oh, so The Lego Movie didn’t even get a look in, let’s see who wins Best Animated Feature, here are the nominees:
Big Hero 6. Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli
The Boxtrolls. Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight
How to Train Your Dragon 2. Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
Song of the Sea. Tomm Moore and Paul Young
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura
And the winner is Big Hero 6!
23/02/2015. 03:22. Tweet from @RottenTomatoes. There are no more people named Chris left!
23/02/2015. 03:30. Best Cinematographer presented by Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain. The nominees are:
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel. Robert Yeoman
Ida. Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr. Turner. Dick Pope
Unbroken. Roger Deakins
And the winner is Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Emmanuel Lubezki
23/02/2015. 03:38. It’s time to see who we have unfortunately lost this year. In Memoriam 2015.
23/02/2015. 03:53. The nominations for Best Documentary feature are:
CitizenFour. Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky
Finding Vivian Maier. John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Last Days in Vietnam. Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
The Salt of the Earth. Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier
And the winner is CitizenFour
23/02/2015. 03:58. The next performance of the night with Common and John Legend, performing a song from Selma
23/02/2015. 04:05. It’s time for Best Original song where The Lego Movie could win an award. The nominees are:
“Everything Is Awesome” from THE LEGO MOVIE. Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
“Glory” from SELMA. Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
“Grateful” from BEYOND THE LIGHTS. Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME. Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
“Lost Stars” from BEGIN AGAIN. Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois
And the winner is “Glory” from SELMA. Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
23/02/2015. 04:15. Good performance by Lady Gaga of The Hills are Alive as part of the tribute to the Sound of Music. AND JULIE ANDREWS SHOWS UP! WOW!!
23/02/2015. 04:25. And now JULIE ANDREWS is presenting the award for best score, the nominees are:
The Grand Budapest Hotel. Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game. Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar. Hans Zimmer
Mr. Turner. Gary Yershon
The Theory of Everything. Jóhann Jóhannsson
And the winner is The Grand Budapest Hotel. Alexandre Desplat
23/02/2015. 04:30. Eddie Murphy presenting the award for Best Original Screenplay, let’s see who wins. The nominees are:
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
Boyhood. Written by Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher. Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest Hotel. Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
Nightcrawler. Written by Dan Gilroy
And the winner is Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
23/02/2015. 04:35. The nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay:
American Sniper. Written by Jason Hall
The Imitation Game. Written by Graham Moore
Inherent Vice. Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything. Screenplay by Anthony McCarten
Whiplash. Written by Damien Chazelle
And the winner is The Imitation Game. Written by Graham Moore
23/02/15. 04:40. One of the main awards we’ve been waiting for, best director.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Boyhood. Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher. Bennett Miller
The Grand Budapest Hotel. Wes Anderson
The Imitation Game. Morten Tyldum
And the winner is Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Steve Carell. Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper. American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch. The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne. The Theory of Everything
And the winner is Eddie Redmayne, what a excitable young man! Well deserved!
23/02/2015. 04.55. We’re almost done now! Best actress nominees are:
Marion Cotillard. Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones. The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore. Still Alice
Rosamund Pike. Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon. Wild
And the winner is Julianne Moore for Still Alice. Congratulations!
23/02/2015. 05:00. And the final award of the night, Best Film, 2015. Let’s see who takes the final gong. The nominees are:
American Sniper. Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole
Boyhood. Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland
The Grand Budapest Hotel. Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation Game. Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman
Selma. Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
The Theory of Everything. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten
Whiplash. Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster
And the winner is the undeserving Birdman. How can this get best director and best picture? This is a joke!
Well, that’s me done for the night, it’s just gone 5am, I’ve eaten a stunning amount of food that will now attempt to kill me in my sleep. Until next time, Keep. It. Reel.