Best Director - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Best Actor - Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Actress - Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor - JK Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress - Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
13-for-24. Like I said, I knew I'd lose on a bunch of these.
I never "got" Birdman. I knew it wasn't a bad movie by any means, but it never hit me like some of the other Best Picture nominees, like Whiplash, and especially Selma. I can't say I'm disappointed at Birdman winning. I honestly thought the Academy would go for something simpler, like Boyhood, but one can hardly fault them for picking a more daring and challenging movie. So kudos to them, I guess. I am disappointed that Wes Anderson didn't win Original Screenplay, though.