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It’s that time of year again: the night where Hollywood’s best (looking) and brightest (smiling) come together and pat themselves on the back after another year of critical and box office glory. Whether your favourite part of the show is the red carpet glamour, the tearful speeches, or the musical numbers, we’ll be keeping you updated all night long. So tune in and watch with us!

Let’s do this.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

It’s a double win for Whiplash’s J.K. Simmons. He takes home the award and gets to accept it from Lupita Nyong’o. Lucky! Simmons puts family first, dedicating his speech to his wife and kids and reminds all one billion people watching to call their parents. First speech of the night, best speech of the night?

Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Costume Design

You’ve got to be great to beat out the designer who created Maleficent’s horned headpiece. Congratulations to The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Milena Canonero on her fourth Oscar win!

Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice
Colleen Atwood, Into The Woods
Anna B. Sheppard, Maleficent
Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

We’re three awards in and The Grand Budapest Hotel has already taken home two statuettes. Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier’s work (specifically the magic they did on aging Tilda Swinton) deserves it.

Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, Foxcatcher
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians of the Galaxy


Best Foreign Language Film

Hey, Paweł Pawlikowski, can you please ask Nicole Kidman who she’s managed to not age a single day? Oh, and congrats on your win for Ida. Way to out-talk the orchestra when they tried to usher you off the stage. That takes talent.

Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida (Poland)
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Leviathan (Russia)
Zaza Urushadze, Tangerines (Estonia)
Abderrahmane Sissako, Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Damián Szifron, Wild Tales (Argentina)

Side note: Tegan and Sara are handing out Lego Oscar statuettes indiscriminately. Canadians: we really are the nicest.

Everything is awesome

Best Short Film, Live Action

The Phone Call’s Mat Kirby and James Lucas are going to put their Oscar to good use: the statuette means free doughnuts at their local cafe. Sweet.

Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, Aya
Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney, Boogaloo and Graham
Hu Wei and Julien Féret, Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)
Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger, Parvaneh
Mat Kirkby and James Lucas, The Phone Call

Best Documentary Short Subject

Acceptance speech tip from Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1’s Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry: write down your kids’ names so you don’t forget them. It’s actually a good tip in general.

Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry, Crisi Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Aneta Kopacz, Joanna
Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki, Our Curse
Gabriel Serra Arguello, The Reaper (La Parka)
J. Christian Jensen, White Earth

Best Sound Mixing

Whiplash. That’s two for them!

John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin, American Sniper
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga, Birdman
Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten, Interstellar
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee, Unbroken
Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, Whiplash

Best Sound Editing

American Sniper. It’s nice that Sienna Miller gets to hand an Oscar over to her own crew.

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper
Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Brent Burge and Jason Canovas, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Richard King, Interstellar
Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, Unbroken

Best Visual Effects

Some stiff competition here but Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar team (which includes two previous winners who worked on Inception) takes the win—and the free drinks that allegedly come with the accomplishment. Doughnuts and drinks? We’re in the wrong field.

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould, Guardians of the Galaxy
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, Interstellar
Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer, X-Men: Days of Future Past 

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Roger Deakins, Unbroken

Best Documentary Feature

The Edward Snowden documentary was the category frontrunner and after winning a slew of other awards (including a BAFTA), directors Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzk get to add another statuette to their trophy case.

Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzk, Citizenfour
John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Finding Vivian Maier
Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester, Last Days in Vietnam
Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosie, The Salt of the Earth
Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara, Virunga

Best Original Song

The song that made everyone cry is the also the song that made everyone vote for it.

“Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, music and lyrics by Shawn Patterson
“Glory” from Selma, music and lyrics by John Legend and Common
“Grateful” from Beyond the Lights, music and lyrics by Diane Warren
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, music and lyrics by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
“Lost Stars” from Begin Again, music and lyrics by Gregg Alexanderand Danielle Brisebois

John Legend

Best Original Score

Lucky number eight: Alexandre Desplat beats out Alexandre Desplat (and three other composers) to finally win an Oscar after being nominated seven times previously.

Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

Best Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6’s Don Hall, Chris Williams, and Roy Conli use the win to get in good with their Disney employer by calling him the “best boss ever.” Lean in, you guys.

Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli, Big Hero 6
Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight, The Boxtrolls
Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold, How to Train Your Dragon 2
Tomm Moore and Paul Young, Song of the Sea
Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best animated

Best Adapted Screenplay

Graham Moore, you could have hugged Oprah! How did you pass up that opportunity? We bet she smells amazing. Jokes aside, thank you for bringing moviegoers Alan Turing’s incredibly important story and for sharing yours, too (in the brief minutes allotted to you by the Academy).

Jason, Hall, American Sniper (from American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice)
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game (from Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges)
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice (from Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon)
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything (from Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking)
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash (from his short film of the same name)

Best Original Screenplay

It’s the first ever Oscar win for Mexican writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu, but that could change in mere minutes…

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Frontrunner Patricia Arquette takes it for Boyhood and gives a shout out to equal rights and pay equity for women. Rock on, sister. In lieu of  a win, fellow nominee Emma Stone got a hug from Arquette and a Lego Oscar from Tegan and Sara. Not a bad consolation prize.

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood as Olivia Evans
Laura Dern, Wild as Barbara “Bobbi” Grey
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game as Joan Clarke
Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) as Sam Thomson
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods as The Witch


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Winner Julianne Moore let us in on this little Hollywood secret in her Best Actress acceptance speech: you get five extra years added onto your lifespan if you win an Academy Award. Theatre schools are going to be flooded with applications tomorrow.

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night as Sandra Bya
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything as Jane Wilde Hawking
Julianne Moore, Still Alice as Dr. Alice Howland
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl as Amy Elliott-Dunne
Reese Witherspoon, Wild as Cheryl Strayed


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett looked amazing handing some guy an award tonight! Oh yes, it was Eddie Redmayne, who was endearingly gracious and grateful for the win. We have to give him credit: While both he and fellow nominee Benedict Cumberbatch played brilliant, real-life scientists, the one Redmayne portrayed is still alive, and that only makes the job tougher.

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher as John Eleuthère du Pont
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper as Chris Kyle
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game as Alan Turing
Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) as Riggan Thomson / Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking


Best Director

Under his tux, Alejandro is wearing a borrowed pair of Michael Keaton’s tighty whities tonight… according to the director, they were the lucky charm that clinched him this Academy Award (his second tonight). Hey, whatever works.

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game


Best Picture

It was a big day for birdmen everywhere. The Best Picture favourite and most-nominated film (up for awards in nine categories) swept the Oscars taking home prizes in big categories, including screenplay, cinematography, director and this one, Best Picture, while not picking up a single award in the acting categories.

American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro González 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)


Meanwhile, back on the red carpet…

It’s two hours ‘til showtime and the red carpet is already packed with nominees like Laura Dern, Patricia Arquette, Eddie Redmayne, and Ethan Hawke. Margot Robbie, one of the first stars to walk the gauntlet of media may not be up for an award tonight but we like her red carpet style strategy: show up early and wow them with a stunning Saint Laurent number. She’s already a winner in our books.

What we’ve learned so far: Ethan Hawke is a pirate (according to Ethan Hawke), Eddie Redmayne’s wife is gorgeous (hear that? it’s the sound of ten thousand hearts breaking), and Dakota Johnson loves Vancouver. As for the red carpet rain, Redmayne’s taking the blame for that—he brought it over from England (to sabotage the American nominees, probably).

If you’re looking for red carpet style tricks, ask model Behati Prinsloo: the catwalk veteran relies on the good ol’ lick-your-hand-and-smooth-your-hair trick. Genius.

Speaking of style, those envelopes arrive in some pretty slick briefcases carried by some pretty well-dressed accountants.

And then there’s Jimmy Kimmel… did someone forget to tell him that the Oscars are Hollywood’s glitziest night of the year? Good thing he’s hilarious.

The ceremony is an hour away but we just hit peak awkwardness. Mother and daughter Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson talking about whether Griffith would ever watch her daughter’s sexy Fifty Shades scenes was even thornier than the press tour Johnson did with her co-star (and apparent arch enemy) Jamie Dornan.

Lupita Nyong’o is wearing 6,000 pearls. How much does that weigh?


Reese Witherspoon is the busiest woman at the 87th Academy Awards: she produced Gone Girl, she starred in Wild, and she’s spearheading the #AskHerMore Twitter campaign aimed at getting the media to look beyond the dresses worn on the red carpet.


Everyone cool brings their mom. And by everyone cool, we mean Emma Stone.

Most ready for the rain tonight? Lady Gaga’s red rubber glove-clad hands.

Lady Gaga

Everyone is taking their seats! The theatre is nearly full! The countdown to the main event is on. Good thing too, because those canopies sheltering the red carpet from the rain are looking like they’re about to give out.

Aw, we love a singing Neil Patrick Harris. Especially compared to the last man they let host. We weren’t sure how NPH would follow up Ellen’s stellar 2014 performance but he’s off to a great, inoffensive start.

The 87th Academy Awards air live on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. ET on CTV.