We’re still about an hour away from the 87th Annual Academy Awards, which means you’ve still got time to read through our Oscar preview for all of our predictions and proclamations on who will win, who should win and who got snubbed (cough cough…Selma?) before host Neil Patrick Harris kicks off the show.
It should be an interesting one this year—as Paste’s Michael Dunaway noted in our preview, it’s “a strange year for the mostly old, mostly white, mostly male, mostly very traditional Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The two leading Oscar contenders are art films. The film with the most nominations is a madcap romp through pre-WWII Eastern Europe, as seen through the lens of one of our most peculiar auteurs. There’s no conventional-feeling movie with a great shot at Best Picture.”
Whatever does wind up happening, we’ll be here beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST to post results and reactions to the show in real-time.
12:05 p.m.: Birdman wins Best Picture. “Who gave this sonofabitch his green card?” says Sean Penn, for some reason.
11:57 p.m.: Julianne Moore wins Best Actress for Still Alice.
11:51 p.m.: Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor for The Theory of Everything.
11:43 p.m.: Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins Best Director for Birdman and announces “I am wearing the real Michael Keaton tighty-whities.”
11:35 p.m.: Best Adapted Screenplay goes to The Imitation Game.
11:30 p.m.: Birdman wins Best Original Screenplay.
11:23 p.m.: The Grand Budapest Hotel continues to rake ‘em in with Best Original Score.
11:06 p.m.: John Legend and Common take home Best Original Song for “Glory” from Selma.
10:54 p.m.: “Edward Snowden couldn’t be here for some treason.” Woof. Really, NPH??
10:51 p.m.: Citizenfour wins Best Documentary Feature.
10:44 p.m.: Best Film Editing goes to Whiplash.
10:26 p.m.: Emmanuel Lubezki wins Best Cinematography for Birdman.
10:22 p.m.: The Grand Budapest Hotel takes home Best Production Design.
10:11 p.m.: Best Animated Feature goes to Big Hero 6.
10:07 p.m.: Best Animated Short goes to Feast.
10:04 p.m.: Interstellar takes home Best Visual Effects.
9:54 p.m. Best Supporting Actress goes to Patricia Arquette for Boyhood. No surprise there.
9:49 p.m.: American Sniper takes home Best Sound Editing.
9:46 p.m.: Best Sound Mixing goes to Whiplash.
9:32 p.m.: How did it take us 87 Oscar ceremonies to discover that the playoff music can be defeated?
9:29 p.m.: Best Documentary Short goes to Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.
9:26 p.m.: Best Live-Action Short Film goes to The Phone Call.
9:20 p.m.: The Lego Movie song “Everything is Awesome” by Tegan & Sara features The Lonely Island, ?uestlove, lego Oscars and was that Will Arnett in a Batman costume? Awesome.
9:11 p.m.: Best Foreign Language Film goes to Ida.
9:02 p.m.: The Grand Budapest Hotel also takes home Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Fitting for such a visually stunning movie.
8:57 p.m.: Best Costume Design goes to The Grand Budapest Hotel.
8:39 p.m.: Best Supporting Actor goes to JK Simmons for Whiplash.
8:30 p.m.: Neil Patrick Harris addresses the elephant in the room early by saying, “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest—sorry, brightest.”