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Highlights from the Oscars

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LOS ANGELES — “Birdman” soared late at the 87th Academy Awards, winning the big prize — best picture.

“This guy is as bold as bold could be,” said star Michael Keaton, referring to director and co-writer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The film also won three other honors: directing, cinematography and original screenplay. Inarritu is the second straight Mexican to win director, after “Gravity’s” Alfonso Cuaron.

“Two Mexicans in a row — that’s suspicious,” Inarritu joked.

Eddie Redmayne won best actor for his performance as the ALS-afflicted scientist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” Julianne Moore won best actress for her performance in “Still Alice.”

“Boyhood” performer Patricia Arquette won best supporting actress — and made sure that her award was a call for equality.

“We have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all. And equal rights for women in the United Stares of America,” she said, to rousing applause.

Her activist message also resonated online.

Also resonating was a stirring speech by Common and John Legend, who won best song for “Glory.” Their performance of “Glory” brought star David Oyelowo to tears.

‘Call your mom, call your dad’

The best supporting actor Oscar went to J.K. Simmons of “Whiplash.”

The longtime character actor — known to audiences for his roles in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man,” the TV show “The Closer” and ads for Farmers Insurance and M&Ms, among many others — paid tribute to his family in his speech, praising his wife and his “above-average” children.

He also put in a plug for actual phone calls.

“Call your mom, call your dad; don’t text, don’t email; tell them you love them,” he said.

Host Neil Patrick Harris tweaked him by humming the Farmers theme as Simmons left the stage.

“Whiplash” won three Oscars, winning sound mixing and film editing along with supporting actor. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” has four Oscars — for score, production design, costume design and makeup.

“Big Hero 6” won best animated feature. “Citizenfour” won best documentary feature.

Director Laura Poitras thanked the film’s subject, Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who leaked classified files and earned the ire of the government. An attempt at a pun from Harris — Snowden couldn’t be at the Oscars “for some treason” — got immediate pushback online.

“The Imitation Game” won adapted screenplay.

NPH leads with jokes

The Oscars — the “epicenter of noise and world attention,” as “Ida” director Pawel Pawlikowski called them — wasted no time at poking fun at some of the big issues facing Hollywood: diversity, economics and self-involvement.

Harris led off the show with a joke about the lack of diversity among the acting nominees.

“This year we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest — sorry, brightest,” he joked.

Then, in a mammoth opening number, he and Anna Kendrick were joined by Jack Black, who angrily hopped on stage to throw a sarcastic wet blanket over their hailing of “Moving Pictures,” noting that the business is as much about “raising tents with tentpoles and chasing Chinese bucks” than it is about art.

He was summarily dismissed by Harris.

The host also wandered into the audience, greeting two seat fillers among the celebrities, and at one point parodied “Birdman” by walking through the backstage area in his underwear — right onto the stage.

#AskHerMore

Some unexpected rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the celebrities arriving for Hollywood’s biggest night, though their outfits appeared subdued in color, with lots of whites, blacks, silvers and grays.

Lady Gaga added some red with what appeared to be exaggerated dishwashing gloves.

Arquette decided to split the difference between black and white, with her gown consisting of a white top and black skirt.

So did comedian Kevin Hart, who was wearing a tuxedo featuring a white jacket with black lapels, along with a black shirt, black tie and white pants.

“When you’re on the red carpet, you might as well pop,” he told CNN.

However, a Twitter hashtag was encouraging interviewers to ask celebrities more than just “Who are you wearing?” The trending hashtag was #AskHerMore.

The show aired from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

The winners

Here’s the list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards. Winners are noted in bold and with an asterisk.

Best Picture

  • “American Sniper”
  • “Birdman” (*WINNER)
  • “Boyhood”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Selma”
  • “The Theory of Everything”
  • “Whiplash”

Best Director

  • Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman” (*WINNER)
  • Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
  • Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
  • Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Best Actress

  • Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
  • Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
  • Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” (*WINNER)
  • Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
  • Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Best Actor

  • Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
  • Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
  • Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
  • Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” (*WINNER)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” (*WINNER)
  • Laura Dern, “Wild”
  • Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
  • Emma Stone, “Birdman”
  • Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
  • Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
  • Edward Norton, “Birdman”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
  • J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” (*WINNER)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Paul Thomas Anderson, “Inherent Vice”
  • Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash”
  • Jason Hall, “American Sniper”
  • Anthony McCarten, “The Theory of Everything”
  • Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game” (*WINNER)

Best Original Screenplay

  • Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye, “Foxcatcher”
  • Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, “Birdman” (*WINNER)
  • Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Best Foreign Language Film

  • “Leviathan”
  • “Ida” (*WINNER)
  • “Tangerines”
  • “Timbuktu”
  • “Wild Tales”

Best Documentary Feature

  • “CITIZENFOUR” (*WINNER)
  • “Finding Vivian Maier”
  • “Last Days in Vietnam”
  • “The Salt in the Earth”
  • “Virunga”

Best Animated Feature

  • “Big Hero 6” (*WINNER)
  • “The Boxtrolls”
  • “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
  • “Song of the Sea”
  • “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya”

Film Editing

  • “American Sniper”
  • “Boyhood”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Whiplash” (*WINNER)

Best Song

  • “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie”
  • “Glory” from “Selma” (*WINNER)
  • “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights”
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”
  • “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again”

Best Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (*WINNER)
  • Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”
  • Johann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything”
  • Gary Yershon, “Mr. Turner”
  • Hans Zimmer, “Interstellar”

Best Cinematography

  • Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman” (*WINNER)
  • Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”
  • Robert Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, “Ida”

Best Costume Design

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (*WINNER)
  • “Inherent Vice”
  • “Into the Woods”
  • “Maleficent”
  • “Mr. Turner”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “Foxcatcher”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (*WINNER)
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Best Production Design

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (*WINNER)
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Into the Woods”
  • “Mr. Turner”

Best Sound Editing

  • “American Sniper” (*WINNER)
  • “Birdman”
  • “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Unbroken”

Best Sound Mixing

  • “American Sniper”
  • “Birdman”
  • “Interstellar”
  • “Unbroken”
  • “Whiplash” (*WINNER)

Best Visual Effects

  • Captain America:
  • “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  • “Interstellar” (*WINNER)
  • “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Best Short Film, Live Action

  • “Aya”
  • “Boogaloo and Graham”
  • “Butter Lamp”
  • “Parvaneh”
  • “The Phone Call” (*WINNER)

Best Short Film, Animated

  • “The Bigger Picture”
  • “The Dam Keeper”
  • “Feast” (*WINNER)
  • “Me and My Moulton”
  • “A Single Life”

Best Documentary, Short Subject

  • “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” (*WINNER)
  • “Joanna”
  • “Our Curse”
  • “The Reaper”
  • “White Earth”