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FEATURE:

ACADEMY AWARDS 2015


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By Charliedavid Page, 23rd February 2015
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ACADEMY AWARDS 2015

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Charliedavid Page
By Charliedavid Page, 23rd February 2015
It's finally here - the 2015 Academy Awards have arrived, with plenty of anticipation as to who will be taking home that golden guy.

Keep up-to-date with the events as they happen with Jess' live updates throughout the ceremony - you can also Tweet her @MissJess_SWITCH.

4:09pm
BTW how did you go with your predictions?

4:09pm
And that's the show for another year. See you next time folks. Xo

4:07pm
FYI Sean Penn's pause and editorial comment was courtesy of the fact that Alejandro directed Penn in '21 Grams' back in 2003.

4:04pm
The Oscar for BEST PICTURE goes to... BIRDMAN!

4:03pm
And last but not least, are you still awake? Still with us?...

4:03pm
Sean Penn is here to mumble.. I mean present the Best Picture Oscar.

4:01pm
What's in the box!? What's in the box!!? ... MAGIC!

4:00pm
Julianne Moore - hands down best speech. Honourable mention to Graham Moore, JK Simmons and Patricia Arquette.

3:56pm
And the Oscar for BEST ACTRESS goes to... JULIANNE MOORE (Still Alice)

3:54pm
MM, a new beard and that accent take the stage to present BEST ACTRESS.

3:54pm
Alright, alright, alright...

3:51pm
Eddie snubs Felicity but his wife doesn't. Nice.

3:51pm
And the Oscar for BEST ACTOR goes to... Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

3:48pm
"Our Cate" looking gorgeous as always, wafts onto stage to present the Best Actor Oscar.

3:46pm
Ok people, only 3 more awards to go. We're down to the nitty gritty. So look alive!

3:44pm
Alejandro just confessed he's wearing Michael Keaton's underwear. Well, whatever works for ya.

3:43pm
If my theory is correct then this means 'Boyhood' will win Best Picture.

3:42pm
And the Oscar for Achievement in Directing goes to... Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman)

3:41pm
'Bitches Be Trippin, Yo' star Ben Affleck.

3:36pm
Don't laugh at Graham for thanking Oprah. Of course you thank Oprah. Why wouldn't you thank Oprah.

3:35pm
And the Oscar goes to... The Imitation Game - Graham Moore

3:34pm
Oprah presents the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

3:33pm
Lady O in the house!

3:30pm
And the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay goes to... Birdman - Alejandro Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr & Armando Bo.

3:29pm
Hey it's Eddie Murphy. I remember him.

3:25pm
I am LOVING the orchestral music during this ceremony. So many great and classic movie songs.

3:24pm
Budapest in one step closer to a possible Best Picture gong.

3:24pm
And the Oscar goes to... Alexandre Desplat (competing against himself) for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

3:22pm
And she's now presenting the award for Best Original Score.

3:21pm
She's Maria AND Mary Poppins AND Princess Fiona's mum.

3:20pm
It's Julie feakin Andrews!!

3:17pm
Geez, you forget Lady Gaga has a set of pipes on her.

3:16pm
The one and only Lady Gaga. Let's see where they go with this.

3:14pm
Let's start at the very beginning...

3:13pm
A tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Sound of Music.

3:05pm
And the Oscar goes to... 'Glory' (Selma)

3:04pm
In a nod to last year's most infamous flub, Idena Menzel and John Travolta take the stage to present Best Original Song.

3:03pm
Selma star David Oyelowo brought to tears by the 'Glory' performance. As was Chris Pine.

2:58pm
Box watcher Octavia Spencer has left her post *gasp* to present Best Original Song nominee performance 'Glory' by Common and John Legend from Selma.

2:57pm
Another win for the seat fillers!

2:52pm
Citizenfour director Laura Poitras kinda has the crazy eyes.

2:50pm
And the Oscar goes to... CitizenFour

2:50pm
Jennifer Aniston and David Oyelowo present the Best Documentary Feature award.

2:47pm
Terrence Howard gets choked up presenting the last 3 Best picture nominees 'Whiplash', 'The Imitation Game' and 'Selma'.

2:46pm
Am I the only one who thinks Damien Chazelle's (Whiplash director/writer) partner totally looks like Jennifer Hough?

2:45pm
Lookout everyone, Budapest and Whiplash are hot on your heels for Best Picture.

2:44pm
And the Oscar goes to... Tom Cross (Whiplash)

2:43pm
Naomi Watts and Sherlock...Um, Benedict Cucumber...Cumbersnatch...Cumberbatch arrive to present the award for Achievement in Film Editing.

2:36pm
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson performs to accompany the In Memoriam.

2:32pm
We've come to that moment. The In Memoriam.

2:30pm
It's Meryl! It's Meryl! Oh my god it's Meryl!

2:27pm
I was once asked what Cinematography was. After I explained it, my darling friends dumbed it (way) down and said, "Oh it's the cameraman." *slaps forehead*

2:26pm
Emmanuel won last year for Gravity. Next year, how cool would it be if he made it a Hat-trick.

2:25pm
And the Oscar goes to... Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)

2:24pm
Idris (Yum!) Elba and Jessica (great name) Chastain are here to present the award for Achievement in Cinematography.

2:22pm
'Budapest' is cleaning up tonight. Kinda makes to rethink your Best Picture prediction??

2:22pm
And the Oscar goes to... The Grand Budapest Hotel.

2:21pm
STAR LORD!! Chris Pratt and (tonight's nominee) Felicity Jones enter to present Achievement in Production Design.

2:19pm
Whenever the Academy President hits the stage you know you can safely go to the bathroom.

2:17pm
OMG it's Barack... oh no, it's that chick.

2:11pm
Wow. Feast and Big Hero 6, quite the pairing. Well done. Disney rules!

2:11pm
And the Oscar goes to...Big Hero 6 !!! *fist bump* Ba la la la la

2:10pm
Zoe Saldana and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Do the eyebrow! Do the eyebrow!) glide onto stage to present the award for Best Animated Feature.

2:08pm
Anyone who saw Big Hero 6 last year and didn't show up late, you would have seen this film. So cute!

2:07pm
And the Oscar goes to... Feast! (Disney, what a shocker)

2:06pm
Best Animated Short presenters Anna Kendrick and Kevin Hart. Ha! I get it.

2:06pm
You gotta love a guy who thinks the best part of winning an Oscar is getting free drinks. Yeah!

2:04pm
And the Oscar goes to... Interstellar.

2:04pm
Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz present the award for Visual Effects.

2:03pm
The Best Original Song performances are really short. Listen the ceremony is going to go 3.5-4 hours. Just sink into it people.

2:01pm
Josh Hutcherson (that guy from The Hunger Games) presents Rita Ora (that other girl from Fifty Shades of Grey) and the next Best Original Song nominee 'Grateful' from 'Beyond The Lights'

1:56pm
And the first political speech of the night award goes to Patricia Arquette. Let's hear it for equal right and pay for women. Wooo!

1:54pm
And the Oscar for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS goes to... Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

1:51pm
Last year's Oscar winner Jared Leto (and all that hair) struts on stage to present the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

1:49pm
And the Oscar for Achievement in Sound Editing goes to... American Sniper.

1:46pm
And the Oscar goes to... Whiplash.

1:46pm
Sienna Miller and Captain America (with a beard) present the award for Achievement in Sound Mixing.

1:44pm
Miles Teller and Margot Robbie recently hosted the Academy Scientific and Technical awards. Here are the highlights.

1:43pm
NPH in tighty whities. And now he's on stage half naked. Beat that Ellen's selfie! (Nod to Birdman)

1:36pm
It's Goop! ... I mean Gwyneth. Announcing the performance of Best Original Song nominee 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' by Tim McGraw

1:32pm
Two time Oscar nominee Viola Davis arrives to talk about the Governors Awards.

1:28pm
And the Oscar for Best Documentary Short goes to... Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.

1:26pm
And the Oscar goes to... The Phone Call.

1:25pm
Kerry Washington and Jason Bateman (the most well adjusted former child star in the room) walk onto stage to present the Best Live Action Short (40mins or less).

1:20pm
It just stopped. I'm ok now.

1:19pm
It's just an assault to the senses. Make it stop! Make it stop!

1:17pm
Oh dear god, the moment we've all been dreading - the performance of 'Everything is Awesome' is upon us.

1:17pm
The unspoken heroes of the Oscars, the seat fillers, finally get their day in the sun. Thank you NPH.

1:14pm
Shirley McLaine presents the next 3 Best Picture nominees - 'Boyhood', 'The Theory of Everything' and 'Birdman'

1:13pm
Pawel Pawlikowski - No music can stop me!!!

1:11pm
And the Oscar goes to... Ida (Poland)

1:11pm
Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor join forces to present BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.

1:03pm
Yummmm! Channing "Magic Mike" Tatum is here.

1:02pm
And the Oscar goes to 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. That's 2 in a row the the Wes Anderson feature, also up for Best Picture.

1:01pm
Oscar winner and nominee tonight Reese Witherspoon arrives to award Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling.

1:00pm
Milena is wearing a Trench coat, I was kinda hoping she was going to flash everyone. Or was that just me?

12:58pm
And the Oscar goes to... "The Grand Budapest Hotel' Milena Canonero

12:57pm
JLo and Captain Kirk together at last to award Best Costume Design.

12:57pm
Ahhh the gift bags, giving the rich crap they don't need for free. Oh to be on the other side.

12:50pm
Dakota Johnson, yes that girl from 'Fifty Shades of Grey' takes the stage to announce the performance of Best Original Song nominee 'Lost Stars' by Maroon 5's Adam Levine.

12:48pm
His particular set of skills extends to Oscar presenter. Of course. He's just that good.

12:47pm
Liam Neeson hits the stage to present the first of the Best Picture nominees 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'American Sniper'

12:46pm
And the mystery box is brought into play. Don't take your eyes off the box!

12:44pm
Man J.K. is going to get LAID. All his love and speech is going to his wife.

12:41pm
And the Oscar for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR goes to.... J.K. Simmons for 'Whiplash'

12:39pm
The first award of the night.... Last year's winner Lupita N'yongo is presenting and quoting Robin Williams. Nice.

12:38pm
Haha! Oprah is rich. It's funny cos it's true.

12:36pm
Storm Troopers, Commandos, Pin ups and guys in hats all dancing together in harmony. See, we can all get along!

12:34pm
When did Jack Black get old?

12:34pm
It's Becca...Cinderella.... I mean Anna Kendrick.

12:31pm
Aaaaand he's singing. Wow that was fast, that only took 1 minute.

12:31pm
"White" joke #1

12:30pm
NPH is in the house. Knock em dead kid.

12:30pm
And we're away!!

10:48am
We go live in 2 hours and 12 minutes!

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