Some winners at the 87th Academy Awards included J.K. Simmons, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Eddie Redmayne. Also, Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and Pawel Pawlikowski all took home Oscars during the awards ceremony.
Best supporting actor for his role in the movie "Whiplash" went to J.K. Simmons. Nominations for this award also included Ethan Hawke, Robert Duvall, Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo. The unique storyline behind the movie "Birdman" earned Alejandro G. Iñárritu the award for best director during the ceremony. Also, Eddie Redmayne took home the best actor award for his performance in the movie "The Theory of Everything."
Julianne Moore took home the famed golden trophy in the category of best actress in a leading role for the character she portrayed in the movie "Still Alice." She beat several well-known Hollywood actresses, including Reese Witherspoon. The honor for best actress in a supporting role went to Patricia Arquette for her performance in the film "Boyhood."
The foreign language film "Ida" won in the foreign language film category. This garnered director Pawel Pawlikowski an award for this Polish film. His acceptance speech reflected on the irony of how the film focused on silence, yet this award brought him the attention of the world.