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The Oscars (2015)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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Hamish Hamilton
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Himself - Host & Performer
Anna Kendrick ... Herself - Presenter & Performer
Jack Black ... Himself - Performer
Lupita Nyong'o ... Herself - Presenter
Robert Duvall ... Himself - Nominee
Ethan Hawke ... Himself - Nominee
Edward Norton ... Himself - Nominee
Mark Ruffalo ... Himself - Nominee
J.K. Simmons ... Himself - Winner
Brian Cullinan ... Himself - Chairman of PwC's U.S. Board of Partners
Liam Neeson ... Himself - Presenter
Dakota Johnson ... Herself - Presenter
Adam Levine ... Himself - Performer
Maroon 5 ... Themselves - Performer
Jennifer Lopez ... Herself - Presenter
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Storyline

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

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Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Official Sites:

Oscars.org | The Oscars 2015

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 87th Annual Academy Awards See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ellen DeGeneres was asked to host after hosting the year prior, but declined. See more »

Quotes

Sean Penn: [regarding Best Picture] And... the Oscar goes to...
[pause]
Sean Penn: Who gave this son of a bitch his green card? "Birdman".
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Connections

Features Foxcatcher (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Up Where We Belong
Music by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie
Lyrics by Will Jennings
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Way too long and way too much - viewership down 16%
23 February 2015 | by duraflexSee all my reviews

Regarding Oscars 2015, VARIETY reported: "Oscar Ratings Down 16%, Lowest in Six Years". I am only surprised it wasn't lower.

It is almost unimaginable that anyone would sit through 3 1/2 hours of this snoozefest after a 1 1/2 hour pre-show on the red carpet.

And Neil Patrick Harris hosting an awards show - again? Really? And coming out in his tighty-whiteys - yuck! glad we missed that. With all the talent in the country, surely the Academy can find someone better. Although Harris can read his prompters, hit his marks and dance, he's not a very good singer and when he tries to be clever or make a joke, it comes off flat.

With very few exceptions, movies are not what they used to be - even what they were as recently as 10 or 15 years ago. With 20 minutes of trailers and commercials shown in theaters today before the feature begins, we rarely go out to see a movie anymore and generally wait for it to hit DVD or cable.

Whatever appeal the Oscars show one had evaporated years ago when movie actors had looks, charisma and exceptional talent and more films were worth watching and buying a ticket to see.


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