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The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015)

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TV-14 | | TV Special 22 February 2015
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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Himself - Host and Performer: Moving Pictures
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Herself - Performer: Moving Pictures and Presenter: Best Animated Short Film
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Himself - Performer: Moving Pictures
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Chairman of PwC's U.S. Board of Partners
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Himself - Presenter: The Grand Budapest Hotel / American Sniper & Honorary Award
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Herself - Presenter: Lost Stars
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Himself - Performer: Lost Stars
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Themselves - Performer: Lost Stars
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Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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Patricia Arquette's comment on gender inequality, during Oscar acceptance speech for Boyhood (2014), instantly made her viral as the millions of people watching the telecast at home weighed in. Women's groups say that the only times they have seen more buzz around the topic of income disparity was when Lilly Ledbetter, the activist who sued Goodyear for paying her less than male counterparts, addressed the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and 2012 and when Barack Obama took up the mantle of equal pay in State of the Union address in 2015. See more »

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Patrick Osborne - Winner: Best Animated Short Film: Oh, man. The shorts are so freakin' amazing this year. Thank you, the Academy, for recognizing short animated films. They're my favorite thing to make and watch. Thanks, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Andrew Millstein, for letting me make my film. To Jeff Turley, my production designer, who's the best painter alive. And he's the reason that the short looks so great. And the rest of the crew at Disney Animation, you guys are the best, best in the business. And to my mom and dad, I love you. And ...
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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 (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See 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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