Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel were the big winners at the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's comedy drama about an ageing film star trying to reinvent himself as a Broadway actor—which starred Michael Keaton—took home the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Screenplay prizes at the 2015 Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Iñárritu dedicated his accolade to his fellow Mexicans in both Mexico and the US who deserve "dignity and respect."
Meanwhile, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Willem Defoe, and Adrien Brody also received four awards.
The film about the adventures of the concierge and lobby boy at the legendary hotel was presented with awards for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design.
Other notable winners included Boyhood's Patricia Arquette and Whiplash star J.K. Simmons who were named Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively, while The Imitation Game received the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Screenwriter Graham Moore opened up about how he tried to end his own life as a teenager as he accepted the award for The Imitation Game—a World War II drama about Alan Turing who solved the enigma code but committed suicide after being prosecuted for homosexuality.
Moore said: "I tried to commit suicide at 16 and now I'm standing here. I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesn't fit in anywhere. You do. Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it's your turn and you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along."
2015 Oscars Winners:
Best Picture: Birdman
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Directing: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Original Screenplay: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, & Nicolas Giacobone, Birdman
Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Original Song: “Glory,” Selma
Documentary Feature: Citizenfour
Film Editing: Whiplash
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6
Animated Short Film: Feast
Visual Effects: Interstellar
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Sound Editing: American Sniper
Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Documentary Short Subject: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call
Foreign Language Film: Ida
Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Costume Design: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash