Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu poses with his Oscars for best picture, best director and best original screenplay for "Birdman"
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu poses with his Oscars for best picture, best director and best original screenplay for "Birdman" after they were engraved at the Governors Ball following the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015 REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

“Birdman” soared at this year’s Annual Academy Awards. It won the Best Picture award, beating “Boyhood” and “The Theory About Everything.” In addition, the film's director Alejandro G Inarritu took home the Best Director award. And, the biggest winner at the Oscars 2015 also bagged the Best Original Screenplay and the Best Cinematography trophies. The film is the story about a washed-up superhero actor played by Michael Keaton.

All the eight films nominated for Best Picture category took home an award, but “Birdman” and “Grand Budapest Hotel” were the big winners, with four Oscar statues each. For the much talked "Boyhood," it turned out to be a disappointing night, as it could only manage to win one award at the 87th Academy Awards.

Patricia Arquette's Best Supporting Actress award gave the cast of Richard Linlater’s coming-of-age film something to cheer about. Tipped to win for months, “Boyhood” was nominated in six categories, with Ethan Hawke earning nomination for Best Actor and Linklater for Best Screenplay.

First-time nominee and the youngest among the nominees, “The Theory About Everything” star Eddie Redmayne, took home the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking. The 33-year-old British star bested Steve Carell as John Eleuthere du Pont in “Foxcatcher,” Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in “American Sniper,” Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in “Imitation Game” and “Michael Keaton as Riggan Thompson/Birdman in “Birdman.”

Veteran actress Julienne Moore was teary eyed while accepting her Best Actress award for her performance as a woman struggling with Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alice.” Nominated for an Oscar four times in the past, Moore began her acceptance speech with a fun fact about Oscar winners who lived five years longer after winning an award.

The 54-year-old star bested newcomer Felicity Jones in “The Theory About Everything” as Jane Wilde Hawking, Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” as Amy Elliot-Dunne, Marion Cotillard as Sandra Bya in “Two Days, One Night” and Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed in “Wild.”

Here are the Oscars 2015 full list of winners:

Best Picture

“Birdman” — Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu — “Birdman”

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne — “The Theory of Everything”

Best Actress

Julianne Moore — “Still Alice”

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons — “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette — “Boyhood”

Achievement in Costume Design

Milena Canonero — “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier — “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Ida” – Pawel Pawlikowski

Best Live Action Short Film

“The Phone Call” — Matt Kirkby and James Lucas Best

Documentary Short Subject

“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” — Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

Original Screenplay

“Birdman” – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo

Achievement in Sound Mixing

“Whiplash” — Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley

Achievement in Sound Editing

“American Sniper” — Alan Robert Murray Bub Asman

Achievement in Visual Effects

“Interstellar” — Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley and Paul Franklin

Best Animated Short

“Feast” — Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

Best Animated Movie

“Big Hero Six” — Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli

Achievement in Production Design

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” — Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock

Achievement in Cinematography

“Birdman” — Emannuel Lubezki

Achievement in Film Editing

“Whiplash” — Tom Cross

Best Documentary Feature

“Citizen Four” — Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Best Original Song

“Glory” — John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

Best Original Score

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” — Alexandre Desplat

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Imitation Game” – Graham Moore

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