One of the season's undeniable steamrollers, if there were any, was Laura Poitros' documentary "CITIZENFOUR," capturing the plight of NSA leaker Edward Snowden and the media firestorm that surrounded his actions in 2013. Snowden has responded to the win via his representatives at the American Civil Liberties Union.
If there was any lingering doubt about the Telluride Film Festival's place in the annual film awards season, this year's Oscars outcome ought to finally settle them. With its victory Sunday night, "Birdman" became the sixth Best Picture winner in seven years to screen at the Labor Day Colorado event.
HOLLYWOOD — It's safe to say Patricia Arquette is passionate -- and not just about her Oscar win. In fact, there wasn't much talk about her Oscar at all when she came backstage.
After five Academy Award nominations and a career's worth of bold, varied performances, Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner.
"It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all," Patricia Arquette said during her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress during the Oscars.
The 46-year-old actress took the Academy Award for her performance as Olivia in Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," making it her first Oscar win.
At the end of an Oscar season marked by the controversy of lacking diversity among the Academy's choices, one highlighted by the absence of Ava DuVernay's "Selma" in a number of categories despite finding room in the Best Picture field, singer/songwriters Common and John Legend have remained above the fray throughout. They put a nice, profound bow on things tonight from the Dolby Theater stage.
By winning the Best Cinematography Oscar for a second year in a row, "Birdman" director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki has joined a truly elite club whose ranks haven't been breached in nearly two decades.
Capping off over a year of praise and superlatives that began with Sundance premieres in January of 2014 and kicked off the season with kudos from the New York Film Critics Circle in December, "Boyhood's" Patricia Arquette and "Whiplash's" J.K. Simmons walked away with supporting actress and supporting actor honors at the 87th annual Academy Awards Sunday night.
HOLLYWOOD — J.K. Simmons on Twitter? Don't count on it.
"Noooo," said the "Whiplash" star backstage after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, in response to a reporter who intimated they had a "deal" he would join the social network the last time they spoke. "We had a deal? Don't put that out there! No Twitter deal!"
We're not so sure about what we think of the Oscar show itself, but how about that red carpet?