Academy Award Winners

The 88th Academy Awards were presented on the evening of February 28. Genre films and films of genre interest did reasonably well this year, as long as they were named Mad Max: Fury Road, which won 6 awards, more than any other film. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below.

  • Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out
  • Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Visual Effects: Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, and Sara Bennett for Ex Machina
  • Best Sound Mixing: Chris Jenkins and Ben Osmo for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Sound Editing: David White and Mark Mangini for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Film Editing: Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Production Design: Lisa Thompson and Colin Gibson for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Makeup: Lesly Vanderwalt, Damien Martin and Elka Wardega for Mad Max: Fury Road

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Academy Award Winners

The 87th Academy Awards were presented on the evening of February 22. Genre films and films of genre interest did reasonably well this year, with the Best Motion Picture winner also a Bradbury Award nominee. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below.

  • Best Motion Picture: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything
  • Best Animated Feature: Big Hero 6
  • Cinematography: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Directing: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Animated Short Film: Feast
  • Visual Effects: Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher
  • Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore
  • Original Screenplay: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., and Armando Bo

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Academy Award Winners

The Winners of this year’s Academy Awards were announced and winners on March 2. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below. This year’s results make Robert Lopez (winner for the song “Let it Go”) the twelfth person to win a Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

  • Directing: Gravity, for Alfonso Cuarón
  • Writing—Original Screenplay: Her, written by Spike Jonze
  • Film Editing: Gravity, for Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
  • Music—Original Score: Gravity, by Steven Price
  • Music—Original Song: “Let it Go,” from Frozen, music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • Animated Feature Film: Frozen
  • Short Film—Animated: Mr. Hublot
  • Live-Action Short Film: Helium
  • Visual Effects: Gravity, for Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, and Neil Corbould
  • Cinematography: Gravity, for Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sound Editing: Gravity, for Glenn Freemantle
  • Sound Mixing: Gravity, for Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, and Chris Munro

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