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16 February 23rd, 2015 OSCARS 2015: Julianne Moore Wins Best Actress, Eddie Redmayne Wins Best Actor & Birdman Takes Best Picture!


An actress who never shied away from her soap opera beginnings, Julianne Moore, took home the coveted Oscar on her fifth nomination at Sunday night’s 87th Annual Academy Award in Hollywood.  Moore, who got her first big break playing twins Frannie/Sabrina Hughes on CBS’ iconic daytime drama As the World Turns, won an Oscar for her role in Still Alice.  She received a standing ovation from those in attendance accompanied by wild cheers.  Moore, who has won all the awards this film season for her portrayal in Still Alice of a woman battling the early onset of  Alzheimer’s disease, started her Oscar acceptance speech by stating: “I read that winning an Oscar would lead to living five years longer.  If that’s true, I would really like to thank the academy because my husband is younger than me.”


In the tightest race of the night for Best Actor, that went to Eddie Redmayne for his  remarkable performance in The Theory of Everything playing iconic  genius Stephen Hawking who has battled ALS.  Redmayne provided the most joyous moment of the night, when he was overcome with giddy as he realized he just won an Academy Award.  Hawking even took to his facebook page to give props to Redmayne on his victory relating: “Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne for winning an ?#?Oscar? for playing me in The Theory of Everything Movie.  Well done Eddie, I’m very proud of you.”  He signed the message,”SH”

Birdman was awarded top honors as Best Picture of the year.  The film also took Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography.

Oscars 2015 will be remembered for its moving speeches and performances:  From Supporting Actress winner Boyhood’s Patricia Arquette, taking on equal pay and rights for women in her acceptance speech, to Best Adapted Screenplay winner, Graham Moore from The Imitation Game, who admitted to the live audience in the theater and at home that he tried to commit suicide as a teenager in his winning speech.  Moore’s message went on to relate that at 16,  he felt “weird” and “different,” but he held on, and urged other kids who might feel the same way to “stay weird, stay different” so that one day they can be the ones up on the stage helping the next generation.  John Legend and Common brought down the house with their stirring rendition of their Best Song winner, Glory from the film Selma.  In their speech, the men continued to raise the issues facing equality and injustice for all in this country.

And in another hankie moment, pop sensation Lady Gaga brought down the house in her salute to the songs of The Sound of Music and then introduced the one and only Julie Andrews.   Julie admitted on stage that she was basically so touched by Gaga’s performance.  Neil Patrick Harris kept the proceedings moving as host of the 87th Academy Awards.

Watch Julianne Moore and Edddie Redmayne’s winning moments and acceptance speeches after the jump. Then, let us know what was your favorite moment from last night’s Oscars?

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  1. Mary SF says:

    I am not a big fan of Lady Gaga– but man oh man, when she sings from the heart, without all the theatrics she was stunning. She richly deserved that standing ovation. The ceremony dragged in a few spots, but overall, one of the better shows– like the look of it, the eighties music playing throughout the night and host.


    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    I think, unfortunately, that because of Lady Gaga’s look-at-me-I’m-so-outrageous persona, it gets lost that she does, indeed, have quite a voice, and that’s a shame.


  2. mark says:

    LOVE Julianne Moore!


    Mark Y. replied

    She is a class act and I loved her characters on ATWT!


    davlestev1 replied

    AMEN…that story from Douglass Marland with Lisa and all the feathers..that creepy night club…nasty marie..his Rebecca type assistant…those location shoots in the dead of winter…and then nasty john and SABRINA…ATWT…that was a WILD ride in the late 80′s… mid..I followed him from Nola and the Reardons straight to the Snyders and Lucinda…

    davlestev1 replied

    Back then no spoilers..loved SOD and Linda Hirsch on ABC(WEWS) cleveland and the Plain Dealer..but back then A shock was a SHOCK…MISS those jaw dropping moments…but if I don’t google and peek…welllll….DVR..still in December with GH and grateful to be up to January with the other 3..LOL…

    davlestev1 replied

    Why DECEMBER with only GH…can you say…well if TUESDAY was this dang good…I can’t FF or skip a day…the only show that has me stuck on stupid..but Y&R did start with CP the week of 1/16 and DAYS is SURE to change…so…we’ll see…but I AIN’T MISSIN’ a day of GH eventho i know what’s coming…I WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN…that’s all…sorry I blogged all over your post Mark Y.

    davlestev1 replied

    OOOPS..mark (no Y)…UGHH


  3. Iakovos says:

    Miss Moore’s win is another point that work in daytime dramas is not a crippler of one’s career nor an exercise for lesser talents. And recall her classy gesture to return for Bob and Kim’s 25th anniversary party. It was little more than a cameo, but it was rich and appreciated. Tommy Lee Jones (ONE LIFE TO LIVE) is an Oscar winner. So is SUSAN SARANDON. Here’s to all that success!

    I thought the awards broadcast was visually appealing but rather sluggish in pace. Lady Gaga was a surprise tho the production number was superfluous. I’d have liked to have seen more clips from the motion pictures of the year. That’s what it is all about! NPH may not have hit it out of the park. But he did well as anyone else in recent memory.


  4. Charday says:

    The only part of the Oscars I enjoyed was the Lady GaGa and Julie Andrews segment–everything else was fairly boring.


  5. Jeremy says:

    Bring back HUGH JACKMAN! He’s been a great Oscar host!
    Hugh Jackman commands the stage with his height and voice.

    Congrats to Julianne Moore, her first Academy Award win!


  6. Beth says:

    I remember watching Frannie and Sabrina on ATWT, and I liked Julianne Moore from the start. I thought she could act, and I admired that she wasn’t a typical blonde or brunette. I’m so happy she won an Oscar and that she has remained gracious and sweet and a loyal supporter of Daytime, as we hear in her speeches and interviews. Sometimes nice people do finish first and that’s great to see.


  7. Jamesj75 says:

    Far and away, my favorite part of the Oscars was Lady Gaga. While watching, I was mesmerized by her performance, and I kept thinking “Please, give her a standing ovation,” and they did!! She sure deserved it.

    Other thoughts:
    Neil Patrick Harris: okay job, not spectacular. His biggest blunder was criticizing the dress of a woman who just won an Oscar for, I believe, documentary short, after the lady had just mentioned that she lost her own son to suicide. Very, very distasteful and insensitive. And then we went tighty-whitey on us, further turning his performance into a joke!

    Finally, Julianne Moore won! She easily could (should?) have won on her previous Oscar nominations.


    Charday replied

    I think Neil Patrick Harris was lame, especially, as you mentioned, the inappropriate joke about the lady and coming out in his undies was so stupid and forced. Very unfunny and unentertaining host and show (except for Lady GaGa).


    Jamesj75 replied

    Thank you, Charday! You’ve made my day! (So I’m not the only one who feels this way….)

  8. Michael says:

    I hated Birdman and don’t get what was so great about it.


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