Birdman (15) Soars at the Oscars

23 February 2015

All eyes were on California yesterday as the 87th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, kicked off in style. This year’s star studded ceremony was hosted by industry veteran and Broadway star, Neil Patrick Harris.

Birdman (Birdman blue FULL15) soared by winning coveted Oscars for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. This stellar film follows a washed-up former superhero actor, played by Michael Keaton, who battles with his ego, attempts to recover his family and career in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.

Other highlights include: British actor Eddie Redmayne snapping up the Oscar for the Best Actor for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (12A); the galactic blockbuster Interstellar (12A) winning Best Visual Effects and The Imitation Game (12A) stealing the light with Best Adapted Screenplay.

We’re delighted to haThe-Theory-of-Everything-Poster-2. FULLve screened some of this year’s award-winning titles and nominees at the theatre; see a snippet of this year’s winners below. Don’t worry, our Spring Film Season isn’t over yet! There is still time to grab a Coke and relax in front Europe’s biggest screen before enjoying phenomenal titles like Birdman (15) and The Theory of Everything (12A). Click here for full film listings.

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A condensed listed of some of this year’s Oscar winners:

Best Picture

WINNER: Birdman
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Theory of Everything

Original Screenplay

WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
E Max Frye, Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

Adapted screenplay

WINNER: Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Jason Hall – American Sniper
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Best Director

WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman
Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game

Best Actor

WINNER: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell for Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game
Bradley Cooper for American Sniper
Michael Keaton for Birdman

Best Actress

WINNER: Julianne Moore for Still Alice
Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon for Wild

Achievement in Visual Effects

WINNER: Interstellar – Paul J Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R Fisher
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Daniel Sudick
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
X-Men: Days of Future Past – Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer