The Oscars Highlights: Winners, Losers, and Being Snubbed

The 87th Annual Oscar Award ceremony was held last night in Los Angeles. The event was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and went off without a hitch. Many deserving took home awards for their hard work, many deserving lost out, and as always, some in Hollywood were snubbed this year.

The film Birdman took home Best Picture Award over the other nominees. An emotional Eddie Redmayne took home the award for Best Actor in the film The Theory of Everything. Julianne Moore won Best Actress for portraying a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s in the film Still Alice.

Many fans, like Bernardo Chua, were surprised that the film Boyhood did not bring home more awards. More about Chua can be found on The film was a test of patience, shot over 12 years using the same actors. It told the story of a boy growing up with divorced parents. Boyhood took home only one award- Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. The film Selma, which centers on Martin Luther King Jr and civil rights, was also nominated for many awards. However, the one award that it was glaringly not nominated for was Best Actor for David Oyelowo, who portrayed King.

Every year the Oscars do an In Memoriam segment which features celebrities who have passed away over the year. Noticeably absent was powerhouse comedienne Joan Rivers who passed away at age 81.

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