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The 87th Academy Awards Recap 2015

Feb 23, 2015

Time to roll out the red carpet, and hand out those coveted golden statues to Hollywood's best and brightest - check out the Kidzworld Recap of The 87th Academy Awards to find out more!

The 87th Academy Awards took place February 22nd, 2015The 87th Academy Awards took place February 22nd, 2015

Hosted by the always-charming Neil Patrick Harris (you may know him from "How I Met Your Mother"), this year's Oscars turned out some surprise winners and great performances.


Trust Neil Patrick Harris to keep the night classy - as a Broadway star we were all expecting a little musical magic from him - but Anna Kendrick and Jack Black's addition to the performances were a nice touch. Those three are an unstoppable musical and comedic team! A lot of the host's jokes were a little on the tame side, but he more than made up for it by showing up in just his underwear to surprise the audience!

In terms of live performances, we were blown away by Tegan and Sara's "Everything is Awesome," (even if The Lego Movie didn't get a nod for Best Animated Pic this year) and John Legend and rapper Common performing "Glory" brought audience members to tears (just take a look at Chris Pine's face, if you don't believe us.)

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the awards Sunday nightNeil Patrick Harris hosted the awards Sunday night

And for anyone who ever had a doubt about Lady Gaga being an amazing singer - just check out her tribute to musical theater legend Julie Andrews, singing the iconic song from The Sound of Music - seriously, she sounds like a professional opera singer - she was so good that Julie Andrews had to come and give her a hug! It was a truly moving performance from one artist to another!

We also have to add that British Breakthrough Eddie Redmayne seems like the most charming fellow to ever hit the Oscars stage for his leading man acceptance speech.

Lady Gaga did an amazing version of The Sound of MusicLady Gaga did an amazing version of The Sound of Music

Nominees & Winners

Best Picture

  • American Sniper 
  • Birdman - WINNER!
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Best Actor

  • Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything- WINNER!
  • Steve Carrell in Foxcatcher
  • Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton in Birdman

Best Actress

  • Julianne Moore in Still Alice - WINNER!
  • Marion Cotillard in Two Days One Night
  • Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything
  • Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon in Wild

Best Supporting Actor

  • JK Simmons - Whiplash - WINNER!
  • Robert Duvall - The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
  • Edward Norton - Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette - Boyhood - WINNER!
  • Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone - Birdman
  • Meryl Streep - Into The Woods
  • Laura Dern - Wild

Animated Feature

Original Song

  • Glory - Selma - WINNER!
  • Grateful - Beyond the Lights
  • Everything is Awesome - The Lego Movie
  • I'm not Gonna Miss You - Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • Lost Stars - Begin Again


  • Alejandro G. Inarritu - Birdman - WINNER!
  • Richard Linklater - Boyhood
  • Bennett Miller- Foxcatcher
  • Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game

Have Your Say

Who do you think should have won at this year's awards? Let us know in the comments section below!