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Who won? Here are the 2015 Academy Award winners

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led the way.

87th Academy Awards - Atmosphere Source: AP/Press Association Images

BIRDMAN WAS NAMED Best Picture at last night’s Academy Awards. The showbiz satire edged out its nearest rival, Boyhood, to take the honour. It also nabbed awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Julianne Moore was named Best Actress for her performance as a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in Still Alice, while Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor for his turn as Stephen Hawking.

Tweet by @The Academy Source: The Academy/Twitter

Early frontrunner Boyhood won just one award with Patricia Arquette being named Best Supporting Actress. JK Simmons won Best Supporting Actor for his startling performance in Whiplash.

Elsewhere, The Grand Budapest Hotel matched Birdman’s tally, picking up four awards. Whiplash took home three awards, while American Sniper and The Imitation Game each took home one.

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There was disappointment for Irish viewers as neither Song of the Sea nor Boogaloo & Graham managed to triumph in their categories.

Full list of winners below.

The 87th Academy Awards - Show - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

Best Picture

  • Winner: Birdman

Best Actor

  • Winner: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress

  • Winner: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Best Director

  • Winner: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) 

The 87th Academy Awards - Show - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

Best Supporting Actor

  • Winner: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) 

Best Supporting Actress

  • Winner: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Best Original Screenplay

  • Winner: Birdman

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Winner: The Imitation Game 

Best Cinematography

  • Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)

The 87th Academy Awards - Show - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

Best Editing

  • Winner: Tom Cross (Whiplash)

Best Documentary

  • Winner: Citizenfour

Best Animated Film

  • Winner: Big Hero 6

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Winner: Ida (Poland) 

Best Original Score

  • Winner: Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

The 87th Academy Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Best Original Song

  • Winner: ’Glory’ by John Legend and Common (Selma)

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Winner: The Phone Call 

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

  • Winner: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Best Animated Short Film

  • Winner: Feast

The 87th Academy Awards - Show - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

Best Costume Design

  • Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Production Design

  • Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel 

Best Sound Mixing

  • Winner: Whiplash

Best Sound Editing

  • Winner: American Sniper 

Best Visual Effects

  • Winner: Interstellar

- Amy O’Connor 

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