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The Oscars 2015 | Who did win

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So Birdman defied the bookies and soared away with the top Oscars at last night's 87th Annual Academy Awards rather than longtime favourite Boyhood, winning Best Film and Best Director for Alejandro G Iñárritu, as well as awards for Cinematography and Screenplay. But should we be so surprised that Hollywood plumped for the movie-insider's story rather than the universal coming of age tale?

The acting awards didn't contain any surprises, however, with Eddie Redmayne holding off the challenge from Michael Keaton to win Best Actor, Julianne Moore winning Best Actress, and J K Simmons and Patricia Arquette, as widely predicted, scooping the Supporting Acting gongs.

Here’s how the night went, with my ‘will win’ predictions first.

Best Film Will win: Boyhood Who did win: Birdman

Best Director Will win: Alejandro G Iñárritu Who did win: Alejandro G Iñárritu

Best Actor Will win: Eddie Redmayne Who did win: Eddie Redmayne

Best Actress Will win: Julianne Moore Who did win: Julianne Moore

Best Supporting Actor Will win: J K Simmons Who did win: J K Simmons

Best Supporting Actress Will win: Patricia Arquette Who did win: Patricia Arquette

And the other Oscars went to:

Original Screenplay Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel Who did win: Birdman

Adapted Screenplay Will win: The Imitation Game Who did win: The Imitation Game

Animation Will win: How to Train Your Dragon 2 Who did win: Big Hero 6

Foreign Film Will win: Ida Who did win: Ida

Documentary Will win: Citizenfour Who did win: Citizenfour

Score Will win: The Theory of Everything Who did win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Original Song Will win: ‘Glory’ (Selma) Who did win: ‘Glory’ (Selma)

Cinematography Will win: Birdman Who did win: Birdman

Editing Will win: Boyhood Who did win: Whiplash

Production Design Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel Who did win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Costume Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel Who did win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Make-up Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel Who did win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Visual Effects Will win: Interstellar Who did win: Interstellar

Sound Mixing Will win: American Sniper Who did win: Whiplash

Sound Editing Will win: American Sniper Who did win: American Sniper

Animated Short Will win: Feast Who did win: Feast

Documentary Short Will win: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 Who did win: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Live Short Will win: The Phone Call Who did win: The Phone Call