While the coveted trophies were handed out at 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, something was different… What was it?   One was still offered an endless parade of glitz and glamour as both Hollywood’s elite and up and coming mingled with little care of where each resided on the celluloid pecking order.   JLO sat with Streep and Neil Patrick Harris was in his underwear… Yet the winds of change were blowing.

There are always those who will say after a seismic event occurs that they knew it would happen… But this year could anyone really predict that Lady Gaga would turn things upside-down singing a medley from one of the most iconic movies of all times – The Sound Of Music with breathtaking vocals that were beyond good or great and rather took her into the realm of a “legit” singer with authentic chops.

Award shows can be tedious at times and this year certainly had its ups and downs, but “Little Monsters” rejoice as your mother once again took us by surprise and reinvented herself in a very gentle, very soothing, very “lady-like” revolution.


Here is a complete list of winners:

Best Picture: “Birdman”

Best Actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”

Best Original Screenplay: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, “Birdman”

Best Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Best Original Song: “Glory” from “Selma” – Music and lyrics by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Sound Mixing: “Whiplash”

Best Sound Editing: “American Sniper”

Best Sound Effects: “Interstellar”

Best Production Design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

Best Film Editing: Tom Cross, “Whiplash”

Best Foreign Language Film: “Ida” (Poland), Paweł Pawlikowski, director

Best Live Action Short Film: “The Phone Call,” Mat Kirkby, director, and James Lucas, writer

Best Documentary Short Subject: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” Perry Film

Best Documentary Feature: “CitizenFour,” Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Best Animated Short Film: “Feast,” Patrick Osborne, director, and Kristina Reed, producer