WHY ACADEMY AWARDS ARE HELD?
Academy Awards are the ceremony which is presented by Academy of Motion Picture Science & Arts (AMPAS) to honor/recognized composers, animator designers, sound mixers and make up makers and the best directors, writers, producers and everyone attached to this industry for discovering new ways for presenting their work and when they publish their work they receive appreciation for their work and efforts they made. In this regard, many Directors, Producers and Writers have already got fame and popularity for their unique work. I would like to mention some names like James Cameron & J.K. Rowling who are very famous all over the world in creating some extraordinary films.
Academy Awards which are commonly known as OSCARS are held annually to award the best work done by some actors, actresses, directors, writers and etc. The 87th Academy Awards (Oscar-2015) were held by Academy of Motion Picture Science & Arts (AMPAS) on 22-Feb-2015 to honor the best films of 2014. This beautiful ceremony was held at Dolby Theater Hollywood, California.
OFFICIAL POSTER FOR 87th ACADEMY AWARDS
It is very large auditorium and entertainment complex. This theater is also known as "KODAK Theatre". It was built specially for organizing such great Academy Awards and since its inception 2002, it has been organizing these awards constantly. Because, it was planned to host such events so it is a permanent home for these academy awards. As, this hall has vast area and a great architecture so it has been used to televised a famous show "American Idol" also. The sole purpose of this building was to arrange such events and ceremonies so the construction team discussed with many directors and consultants to achieve a design which can meet every need in coming times. Since that time this auditorium has been used many many times for events and particularly for hosting Academy Awards.
The space for setting up camera, sound, orchestra and many others necessary things has been made in a way that it can handle everything in a nice and easy way. The seating plan is upto mark. In short the theatre is admirable in every regard.
For achieving best results everything is managed in a nice way regarding awards so the ceremony was directed by Hamish Hamilton to get maximum results which is a well known British Director and very famous for organizing a great event like Super Bowl and also known for MTV Music Video Awards.
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Host of the Awards:
Neil Patrick Harris was chosen for the first time to host the Academy Awards due to his ability and dedication towards his work and he proved his potential in this ceremony. He is very famous actor, singer, producer, comedian and also a magician too. His famous movies are Star-ship Troopers and Smurf 1, Smurf 2 and Gone Girl. He has been working with Tony Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. He has been hosting television shows for a long time in his career. He is known for his character in a serial How I Met With Your Mother and for this role he was nominated four times in EMMY Awards. He hosted a program "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris"
Neil Meron producer of the academy awards chose Neil Patrick Harris due to his aptitude and dedication towards his work. He said that " Patrick has great capability and we have seen this in him from last couple of years and we are pleased to chose him for hosting such great event." When Neil found that he has been chosen for such great job he expressed his feeling that it was his dream to host it because to host academy awards is a dream of every host and I am watching these awards since my childhood and I never thought that I could host such great event.
OPENING CEREMONY OF AWARDS:
The opening ceremony of such great event was very important part and to make this happen correctly all preparations were made in a way that all the viewers and the presented guests could admire it after seeing it. So, opening was made in a fantastic way and Neil Patrick Harris the host of this event appeared in front of the audience and viewers from the bottom of the stage and started performing in his own unique style. A song was made for the presentation and Neil Patrick performed very well on it to take applause and appreciation from the guests. All the guests admired and clapped to see the new presenter who is working very fine in making this event a memorable and remarkable event. So, Things carried on in a nice fashion and everyone in hall enjoyed every bit of this world wide show.
Performance of Neil Patrick Harris
87th Academy Awards Nominations:
DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS:
Just after finishing the opening performance the time came for distributing awards among the winners. The winners for these awards was chosen from the Nominees that were made before this ceremony and now the awards will be awarded to those who got much interest and thus winners were chosen. There were 24 categories in this awards ceremony in between them the awards are to be given and to give these awards many famous personalities were called on stage to call the nominee and to announce the name of winner. Hence, the ceremony started and many awards were given. As I already mentioned above that there were 24 categories in which awards were given so here I will discuss some of them in details. I am Placing here the complete list of awards for your reference.
WINNERS OF THE OSCARS:
Now, I will discuss about the winners of above mentioned nominations. These were the main categories for which the awards were distributed, so now I will talk about some of the awards mentioned above in details. Lets start now.
Michael Keaton in center and other cast and crew at 87th Academy Awards
The best picture award was won by the movie "BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance". This movie was written, produced and directed by the Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole.
BIRDMAN MOVIE TRAILER HD
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The best actor award was won by the Eddie Redmayne. He is an English actor and started his career both in television and theatre and earned fame and made his debut in film "Like Minds" in 2006.Since after then he has appeared in many movies.
He got this award by working as Stephen Hawking in movie "The Theory For Everything" from which he received many awards and got worldwide fame. This movie was based on a biographical drama on the lie of Stephen Hawking which is known scientist for his work and achievements in the field of Physics a branch of science. He played this character with a nice effort and did everything right to get good from it. After the release of the Premiere of this movie at worldwide level the actor started earning fame due to his work and potential and he was nominated in many awards regarding this movie.The other awards won by him are as under also:-
Golden Globe Award
Screen Actor Guild Award
The best actress award was won by Jullianne Moore. She got this award from his movie "Still Alice" in which she worked like a patient who is not able to remember things she recently did and this is a type of disease which is called "Alzheimer's disease (AD)", the patients of this disease are referred as "Short Term Memory Loss" because they cannot remembers the things they just did.
STILL ALICE OFFICIAL TRAILER
She is an American and she studied theatre at Boston University and started her career and since then she has been doing well in her every role. She proved herself as a good actress in a leading and as well as in supporting role. She got fame for her film "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and for this she got many awards.
In more she had earned many nominations in OSCARS for her many movies in early 1990s to 2000s. The movies "The End of Affairs, Far From Heaven" earned fame for her work. She also had success with the films like
The Big Lebowski (1998),
Children of Men (2006),
A Single Man (2009)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)"
And also she got several awards for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change (2012). (Data courtesy: Wikipedia)
BEST ANIMATE FEATURE FILM:
BIG HERO 6
PRODUCTION TEAM OF BIG HERO 6
BIG HERO 6 is a 3D-Animated and first ever Superhero which was produced by Waltz Disney Animate Studio and was release by Walts Disney Pictures, overall this studio has created 54 movies till now. The great animated picture was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams.This film has characters of Marvel series and is comedy film in which a battle is fought against a villain. The film in itself is first of any who won OSCAR and thus gain very much praised all over the world. As being a cartoon animated movie this movie earned fame among the KIDs and was declared on the best movie between children.
The theme of movie is about a robotics paradigy who created a team to combat against a villain. The Premiere of this movie was held at Tokyo International Film Festival as well as in Abu Dhabi from which this movie gained international interest. After that this got many critical and in favor views. Both were accepted because movie did a total business of Gross $657 and became the highest grossing movie of the year of 2014. Being a successful movie this got many awards such as BAFTA, ANNIE AWARD and Golden Globe Award.
- Scott Adsit
- Ryan Potter
- Daniel Henney
- T. J. Miller
- Jamie Chung
- Damon Wayans, Jr.
- Génesis Rodríguez
- Alan Tudyk
- James Cromwell
- Maya Rudolph
TRAILER OF BIG HERO 6
Now I will conclude my blog after mentioning the best movie for winning award for best visual effects. I will give the list of other winners who got awards at the 87th Awards Ceremony. I have tried here to mention some famous award winners. The ceremony was full of interest as the host kept the audience in touch by his performance and at stage I was very surprised to see Neil Patrick when he came on stage with wearing only underwear and amazed everyone. This showed his confidence to presentation as he came on stage in such condition he said,
Acting is a noble profession.
Neil Patrick Harris on stage in underwear
The whole ceremony was full of joy as many old actors,actresses,directors, producers and many gems of industry was presented to see the whole award ceremony.
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Team of Interstellar at 87th Awards
Interstellar is movie which is based on science fiction theme and was directed by Christopher Nolan. In this movie a crew of astronauts travels through a wormhole to find a new living way for humanity. The movie was best in visual effects that were presented very nicely in the movie and by this great visual effects the movie was able to get international interest and grossed over a business of $675. Movie was nominated in many awards held at different locations and hence becoming a strong contender for winning OSCAR and hence won such a great awards.
Trailer of Interstellar
GLIMPSES FROM THE 87th ACADEMY AWARDS:
Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed pose with their Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for Feast.
Mat Kirkby and James Lucas, winners of the Best Live Action Short Film Award for The Phone Call
"(L-R) Actors J.K. Simmons, winner of the award for best actor in a supporting role for the film 'Whiplash', Patricia Arquette winner of the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 'Boyhood', Julianne Moore winner for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for 'Still Alice', and Eddie Redmayne winner of the Best Actor in a Leading Role Award for 'The Theory of Everything'"
The other awards that were distributed can be found at List of 87th Academy Awards.
I hope you enjoyed reading this, but as said by Hillary that there is always a room for improvement. So, apologize me if I was not able to summarize things perfectly. I will try to do it next time. IA (Insha'Allah).