Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" took home the top prize of Best Picture, while González Iñárritu himself took home two additional prizes: Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Other winners included Best Actress Julianne Moore for playing a professor diagnosed with Alzheimer's in "Still Alice."
The ceremony for the 2015 Academy Awards took place on February 22, 2015, and was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Eddie Redmayne was victorious over frontrunner Michael Keaton in the Best Actor category for his performance as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything." J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor for "Whiplash," while Patricia Arquette took home the prize for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Boyhood."