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Birdman Wins Best Picture At Oscars, Poland's Ida Best Foreign Film

Dark comedy Birdman bagged four Oscars, including Best Movie and Best Director, at the 87th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood. Ida, the story of a Polish girl about to become a nun, won Best Foreign Language Film - defeating the much-fancied Russian entry Leviathan.

Weighed down with awards - Alejandro G. Inarritu poses with his Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Birdman. The film also won the Best Cinematography prize.
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Weighed down with awards - Alejandro G. Inarritu poses with his Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Birdman. The film also won the Best Cinematography prize.

Julianne Moore accepts the Oscar for Best Leading Actress for her role in Still Alice, in which she portrays a 50-year-old with Alzheimer's disease.
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Julianne Moore accepts the Oscar for Best Leading Actress for her role in Still Alice, in which she portrays a 50-year-old with Alzheimer's disease.

Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne, for his role as physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
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Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne, for his role as physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Actors Chiwetel Ejiofar and Nicole Kidman present director Pawel Pawlikowski (right) with the Oscar for best foreign language film Ida. Filmed in black and white, Ida tells the story of a novice in 1960s Poland who must decide whether to take her vows and become a nun - after learning that her family were Jews.
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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofar and Nicole Kidman present director Pawel Pawlikowski (right) with the Oscar for best foreign language film Ida. Filmed in black and white, Ida tells the story of a novice in 1960s Poland who must decide whether to take her vows and become a nun - after learning that her family were Jews.

The awards were presented with the usual Hollywood glitz at the 3,300-seat Dolby Theatre.
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The awards were presented with the usual Hollywood glitz at the 3,300-seat Dolby Theatre.

Winners pose for a group pic - from left to right: J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash), Patricia Arquette (Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood), Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne.
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Winners pose for a group pic - from left to right: J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash), Patricia Arquette (Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood), Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne.

Alexandre Desplat, winner for Best Original Score for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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Alexandre Desplat, winner for Best Original Score for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Roy Conti, Chris Williams and Don Hall strike a pose with their awards for Best Animated Feature Film (Big Hero 6).
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Roy Conti, Chris Williams and Don Hall strike a pose with their awards for Best Animated Feature Film (Big Hero 6).

Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher and Andrew Lockley won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for science-fiction movie Interstellar.
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Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher and Andrew Lockley won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for science-fiction movie Interstellar.

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