Common on Julianne Moore's win: 'You all knew she was getting that though, right?'
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Common on Julianne Moore's win: 'You all knew she was getting that though, right?'

John Legend: Mass incarceration is 'a waste of our national resources'

HOLLYWOOD — On a night that saw a lot of stars using the Oscar stage as a platform to discuss social issues, John Legend and Common made one of the biggest impressions when accepting the award for Best Original Song -- and it continued backstage.

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We can put that film editing statistic away now, OK?

We can put that film editing statistic away now, OK?

'Birdman' is the first film in 34 years to win Best Picture without a film editing nod

When it comes to the fun of predicting the Oscars, I'm as much of a stat hound as the next guy. I've always delighted in mentioning this notable or that and what it could mean. But, of course, contextualizing that information is of the utmost importance; the silliest thing you can do is lean on this information to guide your understanding of a season. One such stat has stood for so long its become religion to some, but happily, it crumbled this year.

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Is this the moment that cost 'Boyhood' the Oscar?

Is this the moment that cost 'Boyhood' the Oscar?

A lesson in the disease of 'frontrunner' status

A lot will be written about this awards season, its break-neck twists and turns, how it seemed to be pointing in one direction but ended up swerving into another. But we've been here before, watching the frontrunner burn too bright too early and lose pace in the end. It's not the film's fault. It's the fickle nature of the season, and the often intangible nature of momentum.

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Julianne Moore wins the award for Most Overjoyed Oscar Winner
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Julianne Moore wins the award for Most Overjoyed Oscar Winner

'I never imagined this'

HOLLYWOOD — Of all the Oscar winners backstage, Julianne Moore may have been the most ebullient.

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Best And Worst Of The 2015 Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris, Lady Gaga, In Memoriam
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Best And Worst Of The 2015 Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris, Lady Gaga, In Memoriam

How'd speeches from Patricia Arquette, JK Simmons, and Eddie Redmayne fare?

Speeches from Patricia Arquette, JK Simmons, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore took our breath away.

Host Neil Patrick Harris did too, in a totally different way.

The HitFix team breaks down the highs and lows of the 2015 Academy Awards, from the musical numbers out of John Legend, Common and Lady Gaga, to the pre-planned bits with Octavia Spencer and a briefcase.

How do you feel the producers did with the In Memoriam section this year? And did John Travolta get what he deserved?

Check out the full winners' list from the 2015 Oscars here.

And here are all the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet photos that you'll ever need.

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'We should talk about suicide out loud': A moving, unexpected Oscars moment
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'We should talk about suicide out loud': A moving, unexpected Oscars moment

Doc Short Subject winner Dana Perry has a personal connection to the subject of her film

HOLLYWOOD — "I want to dedicate this to my son Evan Perry. We lost him to suicide. We should talk about suicide out loud. This is for him."

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Edward Snowden responds to 'CITIZENFOUR' Oscar win
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Edward Snowden responds to 'CITIZENFOUR' Oscar win

Sentiments mirror an overall theme of socio-politically charged comments this year

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.

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'Birdman' Oscar win again proves Telluride an Oscar season good luck charm
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'Birdman' Oscar win again proves Telluride an Oscar season good luck charm

Film follows in the footsteps of others like '12 Years a Slave' and 'Argo'

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.

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Patricia Arquette dissed the 'Mani Cam' again backstage
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Patricia Arquette dissed the 'Mani Cam' again backstage

'We don't have equal rights for women in America'

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.

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Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner
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Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner

Five-time nominee won Sunday for 'Still Alice'

After five Academy Award nominations and a career's worth of bold, varied performances, Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner.

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