Whether you were moved by the powerful and emotional acceptance speeches from Patricia Arquette, J.K. Simmons, Common and John Legend or dazzled by Neil Patrick Harris' film history-filled opening number and Lady Gaga's outstanding renditions of classic tunes from "The Sound of Music," this year's Oscars had something for everyone.
For those who care more about the movies than the pageantry of the night, there still were a few surprises to keep even the biggest cinephiles guessing. Along with Simmons' predicted acting trophy, "Whiplash" picked up a couple of technical awards (for film editing and sound mixing), bringing its total Oscar count up to three.
And while most film experts predicted "Boyhood" would nudge out "Birdman" in the Best Picture and Best Director categories, Alejandro G. Inarritu wound up going home with all three of the "Birdman" Oscars he was up for -- Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (besting both "Boyhood" and early favorite "The Grand Budapest Hotel" in the latter category). The film wound up being the big winner with a total of four Academy Awards (the fourth for Best Cinematography).
However, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" did wind up winning four Oscars as well, for Best Original Score, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.
At the end of the night, Arquette was the only one to pick up an Oscar for "Boyhood" (for Best Supporting Actress). This was indicative of another trend of this year's awards, with all eight Best Picture nominees taking home at least one Oscar apiece.
While "Birdman," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Whiplash" were the big winners and Arquette brought a little golden man home for "Boyhood," "The Theory of Everything" saw a big Best Actor win for Eddie Redmayne (besting "Birdman" star Michael Keaton), "Selma" unsurprisingly picked up the Best Song trophy for "Glory," Graham Moore gave a moving acceptance speech for his Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for "The Imitation Game," and "American Sniper" took home the Best Sound Editing Oscar.
This spread of the Oscar wealth is uncharacteristic of previous years, when one film seems to dominate the awards and pick up trophies in every eligible category.
The complete list of winners at the 87th annual Academy Awards are as follows:
Best Picture: "Birdman."
Best Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu, "Birdman."
Best Original Screenplay: Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Nicolas Giacobone and Alejandro G. Inarritu, "Birdman."
Best Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, "The Imitation Game."
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything."
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice."
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash."
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood."
Best Animated Feature: "Big Hero 6."
Best Documentary Feature: "Citizenfour."
Best Foreign Film: "Ida."
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, "Birdman."
Best Production Design: Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock, "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero, "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Best Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, "Interstellar."
Best Film Editing: Tom Cross, "Whiplash."
Best Sound Mixing: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, "Whiplash."
Best Sound Editing: Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, "American Sniper."
Best Score: Alexandre Desplat, "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Best Original Song: "Glory" by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn, "Selma."
Best Animated Short: "Feast."
Best Live-Action Short: "The Phone Call."
Best Documentary Short: "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1."
For our picks for best- and worst-dressed on the Oscar red carpet, read Sunday's Accent on Life and Style.