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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