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News: The Oscar winners in full: Well… that definitely was an award ceremony, wasn’t it? We definitely didn’t not bother watching because it’s on ridiculously late and on a pay channel over here in the U.K., nope…

Anyways, here’s the entire list of recipients of those famous gold statuettes, with the winners in bold:

Best Picture:

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory Of Everything, Whiplash

Best Director

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)
  • Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel, Richard Linklater for Boyhood, Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher, Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game

Best Actor

  • Eddie Redmayne for The Theory Of Everything
  • Steve Carell for Foxcatcher, Bradley Cooper for American Sniper, Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game, Michael Keaton for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)

Best Actress

  • Julianne Moore for Still Alice
  • Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night, Felicity Jones for The Theory Of Everything, Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl, Reese Witherspoon for Wild

Best Supporting Actor

  • J.K. Simmons for Whiplash
  • Robert Duvall for The Judge, Ethan Hawke for Boyhood, Edward Norton for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
  • Laura Dern for Wild, Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game, Emma Stone for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), Meryl Streep for Into The Woods

Best Original Screenplay

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) by Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo
  • Boyhood by Richard Linklater, Foxcatcher by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, Nightcrawler by Dan Gilroy

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Imitation Game by Graham Moore (from Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges)
  • American Sniper by Jason Hall (from American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice), Inherent Vice by Paul Thomas Anderson (from Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon), The Theory of Everything by Anthony McCarten (from Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking), Whiplash by Damien Chazelle (from his short film of the same name)

Best Animated Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Song Of The Sea, The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Ida (Poland) (Polish)
  • Leviathan (Russia) (Russian), Tangerines (Estonia) (Estonian/Russian), Timbuktu (Mauritiana) (French), Wild Tales (Argentina) (Spanish)

Best Documentary Feature

  • Citizenfour
  • Finding Vivian Maier, Last Days In Vietnam, The Salt Of The Earth, Virunga

Best Documentary Short

  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Joanna, Our Curse, The Reaper, White Earth

Best Live Action Short Film

  • The Phone Call
  • Aya, Boogaloo And Graham, Butter Lamp, Parvaneh

Best Animated Short Film

  • Feast
  • The Bigger Picture, The Dam Keeper, Me And My Moulton, A Single Life

Best Original Score

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel by Alexandre Desplat
  • The Imitation Game by Alexandre Desplat, Interstellar by Hans Zimmer, Mr. Turner by Gary Yershon, The Theory of Everything by Jóhann Jóhannsson

Best Original Song

  • “Glory” by Common & John Legend from Selma
  • “Everything Is Awesome” by Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island from The Lego Movie, "Grateful" by Rita Ora from Beyond The Lights, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glen Campbell from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, “Lost Stars” by Adam Levine from Begin Again

Best Sound Editing

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five ArmiesInterstellar, Unbroken

Best Sound Mixing

  • Whiplash
  • American Sniper, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), Interstellar, Unbroken

Best Production Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game, Interstellar, Into The Woods, Mr. Turner

Best Cinematography

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ida, Mr. Turner, Unbroken

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Foxcatcher, Guardians Of The Galaxy

Best Costume Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice, Into The Woods, Maleficent, Mr Turner

Best Film Editing

  • Whiplash
  • American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game

Best Visual Effects

  • Interstellar
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Guardians Of The Galaxy, X-Men: Days Of Future Past
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“For an artistic young person who is ever changing, it makes sense to have a love of Bowie,” DeFelice said. “I would go as far as to say Bowie and his music saved me.”

David Bowie’s pioneering work dared a generation of artists to find new ways of creating. Just one example: in 2015, Jessica DeFelice designed a stunning tarot deck, a divination tool inspired by the divine Mr. Bowie himself.

The cards of the major arcana feature Bowie’s myriad personae, including his characters from The Man Who Fell to Earth and Labyrinth, while the cards of the minor arcana celebrate different eras of Bowie’s brilliantly experimental and ever-evolving music.

The stars look very different today.

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Meet The Lifelong Republicans Who Love Bernie Sanders
Some conservatives are defying expectation and backing the Vermont senator.
By Clare Foran

When Tarie MacMillan switched on her television in August to watch the first Republican presidential debate, she expected to decide which candidate to support.

But MacMillan, a 65-year-old Florida resident, was disappointed. “I looked at the stage and there was nobody out there who I really liked. It just seemed like a showcase for Trump and his ridiculous comments,” she recalled. “It was laughable, and scary, and a real turning point.”

So she decided to back Bernie Sanders, the self-described “Democratic socialist” challenging Hillary Clinton. MacMillan was a lifelong Republican voter until a few weeks ago when she switched her party affiliation to support the Vermont senator in the primary.  It will be the first time she’s ever voted for a Democrat.

That story may sound improbable, but MacMillan isn’t the only longtime conservative supporting Sanders. There are Facebook groups and Reddit forums devoted entirely to Republicans who adore the Vermont senator.


These Republicans for Sanders defy neat categorization. Some are fed up with the status quo in Washington, and believe that Sanders, with his fiery populist message, is the presidential contender most likely to disrupt it. Others have voted Republican for years, but feel alarmed by what they see as the sharp right turn the party has taken.

“I have been a conservative Republican my entire life. But the Republican party as a whole has gotten so far out of touch with the American people,” says Bryan Brown, a 47-year-old Oregon resident. “I switched my registration so that I could vote for Sanders in the primary, but the day the primary is over I’m going to register as an Independent.”

Anger and alienation have turned conventional wisdom upside down in this presidential election. Self-styled outsider candidates like Donald Trump and Ben Carson have surged in the polls. And as Republican candidates debate their conservative credentials, support for Sanders shows how difficult it can be to pin down what exactly it means to be conservative.

“Once you get out of Washington ‘conservative’ can mean all sorts of different things. Voters are often left of center on some issues and right of center on others. So someone like Trump or Sanders who talks about themselves in a way that doesn’t fit into a pre-ordained box could be appealing to a lot of people,” says Chris Ellis, a political science professor at Bucknell University.

In some cases, longtime Republican voters who have decided to support Sanders, like MacMillan, are rethinking their political affiliation entirely. (“I’m inclined to say I might stay with the Democratic Party because the Republican Party has changed and it’s not the way it used to be,” MacMillan says.) Far from claiming to have experienced a political conversion, other Republicans argue that Sanders actually embodies conservative values.

“When I think of true conservative values I think of Teddy Roosevelt who earned a reputation as a trust-buster,” says Jeff DeFelice, a 38-year-old registered Republican voter living in Florida. “Now look at Bernie. He’s the only one willing to stand up to the big banks. The big banks control an obscene amount of wealth in this country and he wants to go after them.” If Sanders looks like “a viable candidate” by the time the primary rolls around, DeFelice says he’ll switch his party affiliation to vote for the senator.

“Once you get out of  Washington ‘conservative’ can mean all sorts of different things.”

Sanders’s promise to wrest power away from Wall Street and return it to the American middle class taps into the same vein of populist anger that fueled the rise of the Tea Party. It’s also a message that resonates with mainstream Republicans and Democrats. Sixty-two percent of Republicans, for example, believe that large corporations wield too much influence on American politics, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll conducted in May.

“Sanders has focused primarily on economic issues on which Americans are not divided,” says Elizabeth Coggins, a professor at Colorado College who studies American political psychology and ideological identification. “There is a strong consensus in agreement with Sanders on many of his core ideas, and his rhetoric has been largely centered on these sorts of issues.”

It’s difficult to say how deep conservative support for the senator runs. But its existence nevertheless challenges the notion that Sanders won’t be capable of building a diverse coalition to back his campaign during the 2016 presidential contest.

Still, some of the stands that may make Sanders attractive to conservatives leave a bad taste in the mouths of many liberals. Sanders brags about his D- rating from the National Rifle Association, but has suggested in the past that gun laws are best left to the states. “I’ve always felt like most issues should be handled on a state level, and he kind of takes a state level approach to gun control,” says Ashby Edwards, a 43-year-old self-described lifelong conservative living in Virginia.

Other Republicans are drawn to his fiery personality: “I’ve watched some of Bernie Sanders’s town halls and there have been people who will try to speak over him and sometimes he just tells people to shut up and starts screaming at them. That’s awesome,” says Andrew Holl, a 38-year-old registered Republican voter living in Florida. “I think it’s evidence of being genuine. He reacts honestly in every situation.”

Holl plans to vote for Sanders if he makes it to the general election.  “This is the first time I’ve ever considered voting for a Democrat. If you read the definition of what a Republican is and what those ideals are that’s me. But when you look at the Republicans in this election, I don’t like most of them,” Holl adds.

Some conservatives readily admit they don’t love everything Sanders stands for, but insist that doesn’t change their affinity the senator.

“I’m not 100 percent behind his platform but I like him as a person. For me it really comes down to authenticity,” says Edwards. “We’ve seen so much deadlock in Congress and I think people are looking for someone who can be passionate and authentic rather than being partisan.”

Republicans who support Sanders don’t like being labeled liberals either, but that’s not enough to deter them: “There’s a mentality of ‘you’re either this or you’re that’, but the world doesn’t work that way,” DeFelice says. “Things aren’t always black or white. The world operates in shades of gray.”

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2015 Writers Guild Awards Nominees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater; IFC Films
  • Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman; Sony Pictures Classics
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight
  • Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy; Open Road Films
  • Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle; Sony Pictures Classics

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • American Sniper, Written by Jason Hall; Based on the book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice; Warner Bros.
  • Gone Girl, Screenplay by Gillian Flynn; Based on her novel; 20th Century Fox
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman; Based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • The Imitation Game, Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges; The Weinstein Company
  • Wild, Screenplay by Nick Hornby; Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed; Fox Searchlight

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

  • Finding Vivian Maier, Written by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel; Sundance Selects
  • The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, Written by Brian Knappenberger; FilmBuff
  • Last Days in Vietnam, Written by Mark Bailey & Kevin McAlester; American Experience Films
  • Red Army, Written by Gabe Polsky; Sony Pictures Classics
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87th Academy Awards Nominees

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • American Sniper – Jason Dean Hall from American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
  • The Imitation Game – Graham Moore from Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
  • Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson from Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
  • The Theory of Everything – Anthony McCarten from Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking
  • Whiplash – Damien Chazelle from his short film of the same name