So that's that. We hope you did well in your Oscar sweeps. Let the debates rage on twitter, and please allow 24 hours before Oscar buzz starts up for next year.
Transcript of Inarritu's speech:
"I want to dedicate this award to my fellow Mexicans, the ones who live in Mexico. I pray that we can build the government that we deserve. And the ones living in this country who are part of the latest generation of immigrants in this country, I just pray that they can be treated with the same dignity and respect of the ones who came before and built this incredible nation.”
'Two Mexicans in a row - that's suspicious, I guess!" - Inarritu, before rounding out his speech with a fitting tribute to the "respect and dignity" of migrants, while Sean Penn's witticism still hangs in the air.
4:04: "Who gave this sonofabitch his Green Card?" - Sean Penn with a very dodgy intro for his pal (and 21 Grams director) Alejandro G. Inarritu.
BEST PICTURE WINNER: BIRDMAN
American Sniper Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, Producers
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers
Boyhood Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, Producers
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, Producers
The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman, Producers
Selma Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
The Theory of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten, Producers
Whiplash Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster, Producers
4:02: NPH does the end gag for his locked box 'predictions' bit. I'm sure everyone played off tonight appreciates the recap.
"There is no such thing as best actress" - Julianne Moore. (Easy to say when you've got an award that says otherwise).
3:55 Wow, that was a huge spoiler in the clip for Gone Girl....
BEST ACTRESS WINNER: JULIANNE MOORE
3:52: Kudos to Eddie and all (his was an "Oscar-y" performance, to be sure), but we were really hoping to see Michael Keaton on that podium.
BEST ACTOR WINNER: EDDIE REDMAYNE
Steve Carell in Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything
That one was a surprise - our money was on Richard Linklater's 12-year passion project
BEST DIRECTOR WINNER: BIRDMAN
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro G. Inarritu
Boyhood Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher Bennett Miller
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum
3:41: Ben Affleck, who was not nominated for his work directing Argo, presents Best Director.
3:33 First-time nominee (and surprise winner) Graham Moore thanks the Academy "and Oprah", uses his world stage to encourage kids who don't feel they fit in to "stay weird". Another nice, thoughtful speech from the non straight white men in the winner's circle tonight.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY WINNER: THE IMITATION GAME
American Sniper Written by Jason Hall
The Imitation Game Written by Graham Moore
Inherent Vice Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything Screenplay by Anthony McCarten
Whiplash Written by Damien Chazelle
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY WINNER: BIRDMAN
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Written by Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
Boyhood Written by Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
The Grand Budapest Hotel Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
3:27 Okay we're in the home stretch. Both screenplays, both actors director and the biggie to go.
3:22: Nice pronunciation from Julie Andrews on "Budapest". Ditto the announcer lady re "Alexandre Desplat." (Take note, Travolta)
Multi-nominated Desplat is bridesmaid no more, and gets his long-deserved Oscar for the better of his two nominated scores this year.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE WINNER: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar Hans Zimmer
Mr. Turner Gary Yershon
The Theory of Everything Johann Johannsson
3:15: 50th Anniversary tribute to The Sound of Music with Lady Gaga as Fraulein Maria. Can't make jokes. She's really good. Ovations all round for her and Julie Andrews, who takes the stage to intro best score.
3:10: Neil Patrick Harris throws to yet another commercial with yet another promise of Lady Gaga. Shades of desperation to his appeals. ("She's still coming, kids! Keep watching!")
3:07 "Selma is now because the struggle for justice is now" - Common
BEST ORIGINAL SONG WINNER: GLORY
'Everything Is Awesome' from The Lego Movie Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
'Glory' from Selma Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (aka Common)
'Grateful' from Beyond the Lights Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' from Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me' Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
'Lost Stars' from Begin Again Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois
3:03 "Benedict Cumberbatch: The sound you get when you ask John travolta to introduce Ben Affleck". - Neil Patrick Harris.
John Travolta slam! (drink). Oh, and here's the man himself, on stage with Idina Menzel/Adele Dazeem, showing they're not going to let that gag go anytime soon.
3:00: Common takes the stage with John Legend and a cast of thousands to sing 'Glory' from Selma. The odds-on favourite for Best Original Song.
2:56: Whiplash's success in craft categories has revived speculation that it might yet cause an upset and take out best film. There's a running logic that the Best Film is also the best edited.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE WINNER: CITIZENFOUR
CitizenFour Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky
Finding Vivian Maier John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Last Days in Vietnam Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
The Salt of the Earth Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier
Virunga Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
BEST FILM EDITING WINNER: WHIPLASH
American Sniper Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
Boyhood Sandra Adair
The Grand Budapest Hotel Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game William Goldenberg
Whiplash Tom Cross
2:40: As Twitter does, Twitter is decrying the absence of Joan Rivers from the In Memoriam montage. The departed comedy diva practically invented red carpet coverage - not that that's a qualifying criteria for inclusion, but she was also in Spaceballs...
2:31: Meryl Streep introduces the In Memoriam segment.
It opens with Mickey Rooney, closes with Mike Nichols, and includes last week's loss of Louis Jourdan, as well as Bob Hoskins, who was snubbed by the BAFTAs last week..
(Read more about that how that segment's put together here)
2:24: Lubezski's win was another of tonight's 'sure things' (if such things exist). Read here about how he was intimidated by the film's 'one take' premise.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY WINNER: BIRDMAN
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN WINNER: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
The Grand Budapest Hotel Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
The Imitation Game Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
Interstellar Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
Into the Woods Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Mr. Turner Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts
2:20 Ever the trooper, Neil Patrick Harris is persisting with a running bit with Octavia Spencer guarding the locked box of his Oscar predictions. We wish he wouldn't though.
2:13: Ad break. Let's see what's happening on Twitter:
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE WINNER: BIG HERO 6
Big Hero 6 Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli
The Boxtrolls Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
Song of the Sea Tomm Moore and Paul Young
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura
ANIMATED SHORT FILM WINNER: FEAST
The Bigger Picture Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
The Dam Keeper Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
Feast Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
Me and My Moulton Torill Kove
A Single Life Joris Oprins
Kevin Hart and Anna Kendrick present Animated short because, height jokes kill! (Height jokes don't kill)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS WINNER: INTERSTELLAR
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
Interstellar Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
X-Men: Days of Future Past Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer
2:00: Josh Hutcherson introduces another Best Song contender (Rita Ora singing 'Grateful' from Beyond The LIghts). (Judging by his top lip, he survived The Hunger Games by eating caterpillars..)
True to form, Patricia Arquette gives an impassioned speech about income equality. For what it's worth, J Lo and Meryl love it but there's easily other women for whom Patricia's speech would be relevant.
1:54: If you bet your house, this was a sure thing, But seriously, don't ever bet your house on an awards show.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS WINNER: PATRICIA ARQUETTE
Patricia Arquette in Boyhood
Laura Dern in Wild
Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game
Emma Stone in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Meryl Streep in Into the Woods
1:51 Jared Leto takes the stage - in a powder blue tux. Hashtag 'Everything is Awesome' callback
BEST SOUND EDITING WINNER: AMERICAN SNIPER
American Sniper Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Martin Hernandez and Aaron Glascock
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
Interstellar Richard King
UnbrokenBecky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro
1:48 So no sound mix love for Birdman or Interstellar: Maybe this is why
BEST SOUND MIXING WINNER: WHIPLASH
American Sniper John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano and Thomas Varga
Interstellar Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten
Unbroken Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano and David Lee
Whiplash Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley
1:42: Over an hour into the show (!), a knicker-clad Neil Patrick Harris does a Birdman bit (waaay later than we'd expected), with help from the Whiplash kid, Miles Teller.
1:35: Tim McGraw sings Glen Campbell's 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You" on behalf of the Alzheimer's-afflicted country singer. It's the sentimental favourite for the Best Song.
1:34: Neil Patrick Harris tries another crowd 'bit' and drags should-be-nominated David Oyelowo into it (his reluctance is palpable). Falls flat, again. Oyelowo motions what we're all thinking:
1:31: Viola Davis presents the Governor's Awards compilation. "Only in Hollywood do we pause in the middle of an awards show to tell you about another award show."
1:30: "Pom pom dress" is trending
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT WINNER: CRISIS HOTLINE - VETERANS PRESS 1
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
Joanna Aneta Kopacz
Our Curse Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki
The Reaper (La Parka) Gabriel Serra Arguello
White Earth J. Christian Jensen
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM WINNER: THE PHONE CALL
Aya Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
Boogaloo and Graham Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak) Hu Wei and Julien Feret
Parvaneh Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
The Phone Call Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
1:19: Lego Oscars for everyone...
1:18: Devo, party poppers, powder blue tuxes. (Drink!)
1:17 Marion Citollard takes the stage to introduce 'Everything is Awesome' because of course she does.
1:16: Neil Patrick Harris takes to the audience to do a 'bit' about seat fillers. (Seriously, why the Oscars don’t get celebrity impersonators to be seat fillers I’ll never know...)
1:13 As expected, there was no love for Argentinian revenge fantasy Wild Tales, but maybe they can ‘use’ this experience to tack on a funny vengeful postscript about losing the foreign Oscar...
1:12: More power to Ida diretor Pawel Pawlikowski for defying the time limits.
1:11: WINNER FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: IDA
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
1:01 BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING WINNER: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
1:00: BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Foxcatcher Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard
The Grand Budapest Hotel Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
Guardians of the Galaxy Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White
12:59: Neil Patrick Harris is doing dad jokes now. Of Reese Witherspoon: "So lovely you could eat her up with a spoon"
12:58: BEST COSTUME DESIGN WINNER : THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
12:56: Jennifer Lopez and Chris Pine intro Best Costume
BEST COSTUME DESIGN NOMINEES
The Grand Budapest Hotel Milena Canonero
Inherent Vice Mark Bridges
Into the Woods Colleen Atwood
Maleficent Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive
Mr. Turner Jacqueline Durran
12:51: First Original Song performance: Adam Levine sings 'Lost Stars' from Begin Again... and ad break plays out to awards show old timey schmaltzy version of Huey Lewis' 'Power of Love'. Just quietly, the latter gets our vote over 'Lost Stars'...
12:49: First Harvey Weinstein slam of the night. (Drink!)
(American Sniper Chris Kyle's tally is a "slow morning" for Harv, apparently. Boom!)
12:46: Liam Neeson is played on stage, to Schindler's List score, to highlight his Schindler's List co-star Ralph Fiennes, in a very non-Schindler's LIst role, in The Grand Budapest Hotel. And um, also American Sniper.
12:42: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR WINNER: J.K. SIMMONS
It’s J.K. Simmons, because of course it is, for his whip-cracking performance as an overzealous music instructor in Whiplash.
Fun fact: Academy voters have form in recognising shouty motivators in supporting roles: his win echoes that of Louis Gossett Junior (1983) for An Officer and a Gentleman.
Just quietly, if J.K’s speech runs long, I hope he gets played off by a furious drum solo.
12:38: Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall in The Judge
Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
Edward Norton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons in Whiplash
12:37: Neil Patrick Harris tries an Oprah joke, comparing her to American Sniper ("because you're rich"). (Did he learn nothing from David Letterman's "Uma.. Oprah" fail?! - Ask your parents, kids)
12.36: A frenzied opening featuring dancing stormtroopers, Jack Black waving a phone around (no selfie yet, though).
12.33: Lyric: "Moving pictures can move you and also improve you"...
12.30: "We honour Hollywood's best and whitest - sorry brightest." NPH says what everyone is thinking - and saying.
12:30: Here we go..
12:15 As we wait for the telecast to begin, SBS News has a red carpet gallery on the go. Here's last year's Best Supporting Actress winner (and one of tonight's presenters) Lupita Nyong'o:
11.53: The stars are making the slow walk down the red carpet of the Dolby Theatre...
With the social media campaign #AskHerMore drawing attention to the inane questions asked of actresses on red carpets, Best Supporting Actress favourite Patricia Arquette has seized her moment in the sun to channel the red carpet chatter towards promotion of her charity.
"It's pretty funny, there's this silly mani-cam business going on and I was supposed to get a manicure this morning," she said. "But instead I was working on launching this Chideo site for an experience where you can enter a sweepstakes and go with me on a global mission with one of our projects with GiveLove.org, where we do ecological sanitation work in the neediest communities around the world."
Well played, Patty.
11:51: Not long to go now until the 87th Academy Awards get underway. Stage/screen all-rounder Neil Patrick Harris is this year's host, which means that the ceremony will have more than the usual amount of 'razzle dazzle' in it. How much? This much.