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Oscars: Did Lady Gaga Rule The Night? She Sure Ruled Twitter & Facebook – Update

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UPDATE with Facebook numbers: Lady Gaga took to the Oscars stage to sing a four-song medley from The Sound Of Music as the Academy Awards celebrated the movie’s 50th anniversary on Sunday. Her performance garnered a standing ovation and according to Twitter generated the highest number of tweets per minute of any segment of the show, alongside Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s speech for winning Best Picture and Patricia Arquette’s call-to-arms acceptance speech for winning… Read

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Oscar Wins By Film: ‘Birdman’ & ‘Grand Budapest’ Lead List

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In an odd year statistics-wise, only three films earned more than three wins last night at the 87th Oscars: the two Searchlight pics and Sony Pictures Classics’ Whiplash with three nods. Here is the full annotated list of winners by film: Birdman – 4 BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING: Alejandro G. Iñárritu ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander… Read

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Oscars 2015 Winners – Photo Gallery

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Fox Searchlight's Birdman had a total of four wins at last night’s 87th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director for Alejandro G. Inarritu, Original Screenplay and Emmanuel Lubezki's cinematography — a second consecutive Oscar for the DP. Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, also from Fox Searchlight, scored four nods, too. Among them, a first-time win for oft-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat (this was his ninth nomination). Other winners included Whiplash… Read

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Oscar Wins By Studio: Fox Searchlight Tops Again

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The 87th Oscars on Sunday marked the second consecutive big Academy Awards for Fox Searchlight, which on the strength of its second Best Picture winner in a row (Birdman, after 12 Years A Slave in 2014) and its Wes Anderson pic The Grand Budapest Hotel ran away with top studio honors with eight wins overall out of a leading 18 nominations going in. Only five studios had more than two trophies last night, with Sony Pictures Classics second overall with four nods, followed… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Post Oscars Show: Stars Pay Tribute To Kimmel School Of Perfect Acting

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  Jimmy Kimmel Live’s post-Oscar show paid tribute to acting coach Jim Kimmel, of whom it’s said almost every Academy Award winning actor owes a great debt — including Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Lupita Nyong'o, Harvey Weinstein, Mila Kunis, Jeff Bridges, Kristen Bell, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Aniston, and Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, Matt Damon,  John Krasinski, and Emily Blunt. Part 2 of the… Read

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Oscar Aftermath: ‘Birdman’ Flies High & Parties Into The Night On Wings Of Victory

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OK, as I suspected the guilds were right and the critics groups and Golden Globes were wrong. With Birdman triumphing as Best Picture, Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Original Screenplay and Cinematography, it followed the path of exactly what the guild victories at PGA, DGA, SAG and ASC were predicting. And SAG went even farther in cementing its powers of prescience with the Oscar victory of The Theory Of Everything‘s voter-charmer Eddie Redmayne, who took Best A… Read

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Oscars TV Review: Oscarcast Proves Risky Business For Neil Patrick Harris, “Sentimental Hogwash” For Celeb Causes

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All those months playing German wannabe rockstar Hedwig on Broadway paid off big time for Neil Patrick Harris, who scooted during the 87th Oscars ceremony from his dressing room to the stage of the Dolby Theatre wearing nothing but his tighty-whities. The bit paid tribute to a similar scene in the night’s big winner, Birdman, with a nod to Tom Cruise’s dancing number in Risky Business. How many actors other than Jennifer Lopez have been as unembarrassedly revealing on the… Read

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‘Birdman’ Wins Oscar For Best Picture As Year’s Top Film Finally Elevates Itself

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In a rare year in which the marquee Best Picture category came down to the wire despite seven months of campaigning and three months of running the awards-season gauntlet, Fox Searchlight’s Birdman won the big prize tonight at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Its four total wins tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel for the most trophies on the night. It was the fourth victory of the evening for the pic, which centers on a former action-hero actor (Best Actor nominee Michael… Read

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Julianne Moore Wins Oscar For Best Actress, Says There Is No Such Thing

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“Thank you so much. I read an article that said winning an Oscar could lead to living five years longer. If that's true I'd really like to thank the Academy because my husband is younger than me,” Still Alice star Julianne Moore said in accepting her first Academy Award, for best lead actress. “There is no such thing as best actress, as evidenced by the performances of my fellow nominees,” she insisted, referencing Marion Cotillard who had been nominated for Two Days, One… Read

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Oscar Winners 2015: The Complete List

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The 87th Oscars ended with a flourish tonight as Fox Searchlight’s Birdman won Best Picture, one of four of its victories on the night. Fellow Searchlight pic The Grand Budapest Hotel also had four wins. The marquee acting categories ended up going the most likely directions, with The Theory Of Everything‘s Eddie Redmayne and Still Alice‘s Julianne Moore taking Best Actor and Best Actress and Patricia Arquette of Boyhood and JK Simmons from Whiplash taking the Supporting… Read

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Composer Alexandre Desplat Finally Wins Oscar In Eighth Go-Round

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The eighth time is truly a charm for French composer Alexandre Desplat as he finally won an Oscar for Best Original Score after creating notes for an array of prolific Hollywood films from art house titles like The Girl With Pearl Earring to tentpoles like Godzilla. His win for Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, one of four wins on the night for the Wes Anderson pic. For a while there, after the Academy crazily bypassed Desplat for his sublime scoring work on… Read

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‘Birdman’ Nabs Oscar For Original Screenplay

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Birdman shocked absolutely no one tonight, beating out stiff competition from The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Whiplash to take home the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. What is something of a surprise is that the filmEmmanuel Lubezki has had an uneven but prestigious night, with DP Emmanuel Lubezki taking home his second statue for Best Cinematography earlier in the evening, and director Alejandro G. Inarritu for Best Director. The helmer… Read