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  1. Eddie Redmayne wins best actor
  2. Julianne Moore wins best actress
  3. Birdman wins best picture and best director
  4. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman win four awards each

Live Reporting

By Victoria Lindrea, Genevieve Hassan and Sarah Jane Griffiths

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's a wrap

    So that's it for this year's Oscars live page. It's been a night of few surprises, with the Academy ultimately coming down on the side of Birdman, despite long-running hopes for Boyhood. And it's all down to Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's lucky "tighty whities" underpants, apparently!

    If you're just tuning in and you want to get all the lowdown on the 87th Academy Awards, check out our comprehensive coverage.

    We're off for a bit of shut-eye, but there will be lots more reaction throughout the day on the website.

  2. Top acting honours

    JK Simmons, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne

    And here are all the acting winners, proudly displaying their Oscars.

  3. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    I just spoke to Imitation Game writer Graham Moore about his emotional speech.

    "It was my 45 seconds and I thought I would use it to say something meaningful," he said.

    He added later: "Depression is something that I've dealt with every single day of my life. I feel blessed to have had friends and family around who are so supportive."

  4. Post update

    Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson and her husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, arrive at the Vanity Fair party.

    Sam Taylor-Johnson and her husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  5. Post update


    Kevin Smith tweeted: "Imitation Game wins best adapted screenplay but screenwriter Graham Moore wins at life for the most real & best speech of the night."

  6. The Lego version

    Emma Stone/Felicity Jones

    They may not have gone home with a real Oscar, but Emma Stone and Felicity Jones both managed to snaffle a Lego version.

  7. Smiley Miley

    Miley Cyrus

    Arriving at the Vanity Fair party, singer Miley Cyrus as you've never seen her before... with clothes on!

  8. What you've been saying

    Some of you have been in touch with your views:

    • Daniel James Rudden tweets: "I am honestly disappointed that Lady GaGa did not dress up as a cake in homage to the Skoda Fabia Sound of Music advert."
    • Aleckzandr tweeted us about Birdman's win for original screenplay: "That's actually a big shock. I love the film but anyone that's seen Keaton in Game 6 will know Birdman is far from original."

    Meanwhile elsewhere on Twitter:

    • Marc Fennell tweets: "Can someone go find Richard Linklater and give him a hug. For, like, 12 years."
    • Cat ‏tweets: "Best #oscars host still in my eyes Hugh Jackman. So memorable."
  9. Party time!

    Sia - who in recent months has taken to disguising herself when performing - turned up at the Vanity Fair party sticking to her ploy.


    However she decided to attend Elton John's Oscar bash without a bag on her head or her back to the camera - posing with Nicole Scherzinger.

    Sia with Nicole Scherzinger
  10. Social media trending

    BBC Trending

    Among the most-talked about topics on social media over the course of the evening include the #AskHerMore campaign - a bid to ask actresses more than the usual "who are you wearing?" question; Lego Oscars and Meryl's reaction to Patricia Arquette's speech.

    Read the full story.

  11. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    Eddie Redmayne told me he will definitely be going to Cambridge to see Stephen Hawking and the Hawking family after his win.

  12. Photobombing

    After Jennifer Lopez snapped herself with her new BFF Meryl, she attempted another selfie, although this time was photobombed by Jennifer Aniston and her partner Justin Theroux.

    Jennifer Lopez
  13. Seeing red

    Victoria Lindrea

    Arts and entertainment reporter

    Eddie Redmayne/Julianne Moore

    Diversity may have been lacking at this year's awards, but then again... two redheads won the top acting awards.

    And it turns out there's never been a ginger-haired best actor Oscar winner before...

  14. Lady Gaga has a lie down


    Providing one of the ceremony's main talking points clearly took its toll on Lady Gaga, who tweeted this picture of herself lying on the floor, drink in hand.

    Lady Gaga

    She wrote: "Me right now. What a night. Congratulations to all the nominees, performers, and winners! Let's party!"

  15. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    Best actress winner Julianne Moore revealed backstage that her husband had been the first person to see Still Alice.

    "When we walked out of there he said 'you're going to win an Oscar'."

  16. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    So it's all over. This year's Oscars clocked in at just shy of three and three quarter hours.

    And all of the eight best picture nominees got at least one win.

  17. Post update

    We've come to the end of this year's ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!

    But stay with us as we'll bring you more reaction for the next hour or so from the after-show parties.

  18. Best picture reaction

    Mixed reactions on Twitter to this year's best picture winner:

    • Tribeca Film Festival tweets: "Congrats to the truly incredible Birdman!"
    • Daniel Maitland ‏tweets: "Gutted for boyhood. Was a much better film than Birdman."
    • Rhett Bartlett tweets: "Worth noting, ALL 8 Best Pictures nominees have won an award."
    • Harry Knowles ‏tweets: "BIRDMAN winning makes all the sense in the world given the number of actors voting. Stunned that Michael didn't!"
    • Kate Muir tweets: "Boyhood was robbed! #Oscars. It will be the classic that endures."
  19. Post update

    "Maybe next year there'll be some immigration rules to the Academy - two Mexicans in a row is suspicious," director Alejandro G Inarritu joked when he collected the best picture prize, referencing Alfonso Cuaron's best director win last year.

    Michael Keaton paid tribute to Inarritu saying: "This has been a tremendous experience - this guy is as bold as bold can be. It's just great fun to be here."

    Inarritu finished his speech saying: "I dedicate this award for my fellow Mexicans who live in Mexico. I pray we can find and build a government we deserve and I hope Mexican immigrants in this country can be treated with the same dignity as the ones who came before and built this immigrant nation."

    Birdman cast
  20. Post update

    Best picture: Birdman

  21. Life enhancing

    Julianne Moore

    "Thank you so much," said Julianne Moore, as the hotly-tipped actress took home the best actress Oscar after racking up prizes for her role in Still Alice throughout the film season.

    "I read somewhere that winning an Oscar can lead to you living five years longer - if that's true, I'd like to thank the Academy as my husband is younger than me!"

    The actress, who has been nominated four times previously, paid tribute to her fellow nominees, saying there was "no such thing as best actress".

    "I'm just grateful to be able to stand up here and thank the people I love," she said.

    "I'm thrilled we were able to shine a light on Alzheimer's disease. So many people with this disease feel isolated and marginalised and one of the wonderful things about movies is things are able to be seen. Hopefully this movie will be seen and it will help find a cure."

  22. Eddie Redmayne reaction

    It's a thumbs up for Eddie Redmayne's best actor win on Twitter:

    • Emma Watson tweets: "So thrilled for Eddie!!!!!!"
    • Annette Rioja tweets: "Well deserved!! Eddie Redmayne was brilliant! ...Theory of Everything was great! WOW!"
    • Cumberbatchweb tweets: "He's so terrified. So sweet and so gracious."
    • Shannon ‏tweets: "Friendly reminder that we're now guaranteed another year of Eddie and his spectacular hair to present next year."
    • MTV tweets: "Can I give Eddie Redmayne the award for cutest human ever?"
  23. Post update

    Eddie Redmayne

    Literally skipping and jumping for joy on stage, a delighted Eddie Redmayne said: "I don't think I'm capable of articulating how I feel - I am fully aware I am a lucky, lucky man.

    "This Oscar belongs to all those people around the world battling ALS," he said. "It belongs to one exceptional family - Stephen, Jane and the Hawking children - and I will be its custodian and I will look after him; I'll polish him and wait on him hand and foot."

    He paid tribute to his "partner in crime" and co-star Felicity Jones, and his "ferocious and kind director" James Marsh.

    He described his Oscar as "a new fella coming to join our apartment".

  24. Post update

    Best actress - Julianne Moore, Still Alice

    Julianne Moore in Still Alice
  25. Post update

    Best actor - Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

    Eddie Redmayne
  26. Lucky pants

    Alejandro G Inarritu joked that wearing Michael Keaton's "tighty whities" had proved his lucky charm, after wearing Raymond Carver's shirt and Billy Wilder's tie supposedly won him the top award at the Directors' Guild Awards.

    "They are tight, they smell like balls, but they worked!" he joked.

    Inarritu paid tribute to his fellow nominees, scorning ego and competition.

    "For someone to win, someone has to lose - but true art, true individual expression cannot be compared. Our work, as always, will be judged by time."

    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  27. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    The press room broke into spontaneous applause after Imitation Game writer Graham Moore's emotional speech about trying to kill himself when he was 16 because he didn't fit in.

  28. The Sound of Music reaction

    There's been a lot of love for the Gaga and Julie Andrews pairing:

    • (Actual) Joan Collins ‏tweets: "Best moment of the night Lady Gaga Singing songs from Sound of Music & Dame Julie Andrews greeting her."
    • Seth Meyers tweets: "Losing an Oscar in a category that Julie Andrews presents is as good as winning an Oscar in any other category."
    • Dianna De La Garza tweets: "I can't believe how great @ladygaga's performance was, and #JulieAndrews loved it!! #Oscars2015 #mindblown"
    • Andy Barron tweets: "Imagine all the heads that would've exploded if Julie Andrews came out in the meat dress."
  29. Post update

    Best director - Alejandro G Inarritu, Birdman

  30. Post update

    Graham Moore

    Collecting his award, Graham Moore said: "Alan Turing never got to stand on a stage like this and look at these faces and I do - and that's the most unfair thing I've ever heard.

    "So I want to use this moment to say this - when I was 16 I tried to kill himself because I felt like I didn't belong. Now I'm standing here, so I would like this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she's weird or different or doesn't fit in anywhere. Yes you do. I promise you do. Stay weird and different."

  31. Crazy invite

    Birdman director Alejandro G Inarritu thanked his fellow scriptwriters Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr and Armando Bo as he picked up the award for best original screenplay.

    "Three years ago, I invited them to follow me in a crazy idea - and because they are crazy, they did it."

  32. Post update

    Best adapted screenplay - The Imitation Game, Graham Moore

    The Imitation Game
  33. Post update

    Best original screenplay - Birdman

  34. Besties selfies

    Jennifer Lopez has a prime spot sitting next to Meryl Streep and has posted this picture of her new friend on Instagram.

    Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez
  35. Feline good

    Double-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat won his first Oscar for his music for The Grand Budapest Hotel, following seven previous nominations.

    The Frenchman thanked, among others...his cats.

  36. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    British production designer Anna Pinnock, who won for her work on Grand Budapest Hotel, told me on Friday she'd been given some time off working on the new Bond film Spectre to attend the Oscars.

  37. Post update

    Best original score - The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat

  38. Post update

    Julie Andrews has just arrived on stage to a lot of excitement from the audience - especially from Felicity Jones, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.

    Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews
  39. Best song reaction

    Here's how people reacted to Common and John Legend's best song win for Glory from the film Selma:

    • On their performance, Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweets: "Wow. Perfect. Thank u. @johnlegend @common #glory"
    • Janet Mock tweets: "We live in the most incarcerated country in the world." #JohnLegend telling the truth at the #Oscars"
    • Greg Wyshynski tweets: "Can't believe they revealed John Legend and Common's secret identities."
    • Gary Owen tweets: "I would vote for @Common today if he were running for something. When he talks you cant help but listen."
  40. Post update

    Scarlett Johansson has introduced a tribute to The Sound of Music - which won five Oscars including best picture in 1966 - celebrating its 50th anniversary.

    And who else could perform those four-octave-range songs?

    Lady Gaga of course!

    Lady Gaga
  41. Oscars - your views

    Email: or Tweet @BBCNewsEnts

    More flack for the lacklustre ceremony:

    Dr David Lindfield writes: The most boring ever, I can't watch and am just looking at the BBC for the results.

    Ernesto Migoya writes: Neil Patrick Harris is an idiot and should not be invited back to be a host.

  42. Post update

    Collecting the award to another standing ovation, John Legend said: "Nina Simone said it was an artist's duty to reflect the times we live. Selma may be 50 years ago, but it is now, because the struggle for justice is right now.

    "The voting rights they fought for are being compromised right now, today. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men in prison than were in slavery.

    "When people are marching with our song, we tell you we see you - and we march on."

    Common and John Legend
  43. Post update

    Best original song - Glory, Selma

  44. Post update

    Idina Menzel and John Travolta are together on stage - a year after the latter famously stumbled on Menzel's name when introducing her perform Let It Go.

    Introducing them, host Neil Patrick Harris quips: "Benedict Cumberbatch - the sound you get when you ask John Travolta to pronounce Ben Affleck."

  45. The verdict so far

    Tweet @BBCNewsEnts

    It seems some Oscars viewers are starting to feel a bit weary:

    • Richard Hill tweeted us his verdict: "Thought Neil Patrick Harris would be better - jokes are lame, and too many pauses. Getting bored..."
    • Louise Mensch tweets: "I love #Whiplash but I'm giving them 15 minutes to get to best adapted or I'm going to bed. #Oscars2015 #hiresomewriters."
    • Katie Couric ‏tweets: "It's official. I'm bored."

    The In Memoriam section also got people talking:

    • Peyton's Head tweets: "Sorry, you can't stick Robin Williams in the middle and then use a drawing that doesn't look like him."
    • Mike Lawrence tweets: "I lost two dollars betting Robin Williams would be last in the death montage. I'm sad all over again."
    • Marcus Errico tweets: "While #ERedCarpet @eonline gave tribute to #JoanRivers in preshow ceremonies, #Oscars2015 In Memoriam left her out. Really, Academy?"
  46. Oscar fact

    Oscar fact
  47. Post update

    John Legend and Common take to the stage now to perform Glory from Selma.

    Their rousing song complete with choir drew a standing ovation from the audience, as well as a few tears.

    John Legend and Common
  48. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    Backstage, best supporting actress winner Patricia Arquette expanded on what she said about equality in her speech and called for changes in the law.

    "It is time for women. Equal means equal."

    And referring to the obsession with Oscar fashion, she said her dress had been made by her childhood friend - who had been the first person who had ever asked her what she wanted to be when he grew up.

    Her answer: an actress.

  49. Post update

    After Edward Snowden film CitizenFour wins, Neil Patrick Harris quips: "Edward Snowden can't be here tonight for some treason."

    Director Laura Poitras thanked Snowden - the focus of the documentary, who is currently in hiding, "for his courage" and paid tribute "to many other whistleblowers".

  50. Post update

    Best documentary feature - CitizenFour

  51. Drum role

    The Oscar for film editing marked the third award of the night for Whiplash.

    Two weeks after picking up the Bafta, Tom Cross praised stars Miles Teller and JK Simmons for "delivering gold to cutting room every day" and director Damien Chazelle for "never once throwing a chair at my head but always pushing to make it better".

    "Thank you for sharing this journey with me. Your art changed my life."

  52. Post update


    The Lego Movie director Chris Miller tweets: "I can neither confirm or deny the rumour it was Benedict Cumberbatch hidden inside the Awesome Possum costume."

  53. Post update

    Best film editing - Whiplash, Tom Cross

  54. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    Both Birdman and Grand Budapest went into tonight's Oscars with nine nominations.

    Birdman just got its first win of the night, while Budapest Hotel now has three - a third of those it is up for.

    But there's still a long way to go.

  55. Travolta tongue-twister

    Our favourite tweet of the night so far:

  56. Post update

    Meryl Streep gave a moving introduction to the montage of movie industry greats we lost in the past year.

    Among others, Mickey Rooney, James Garner, Maya Angelou, Richard Attenborough, Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and Bob Hoskins were all mentioned.

  57. Birdman passion

    It's the second consecutive Oscar for Emmanuel Lubezki, who won the same award for Gravity last year.

    He said he wanted to share the "fantastic honour" with all the cast and crew, but particularly Birdman director Alejandro G Inarritu "for your curiousity, your passion and your friendship".

  58. Post update

    Best cinematography - Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

  59. Post update

    More love for Wes Anderson from production designer Adam Stockhausen: "Making it was a dream come true and I can't thank you enough."

    Unfortunately Briton Anna Pinnock was played off before she got to really thank anyone.

  60. Post update

    Best production design - The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock

  61. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent

    British sound mixer Ben Wilkins from Whiplash has been a big part of my Oscar diary since he was nominated. Two weeks ago he won a Bafta, now he has an Oscar.

    Backstage I asked him how he felt. His honest reply: "I've run out of superlatives."

  62. Dream job

    Fighting drowning music, Big Hero 6 film-maker Chris Williams recalled how as a "freckle-faced boy" he told his parents how he dreamt of working at Walt Disney: "They supported him, they believed in him, and from the bottom of his heart, he thanks them."

  63. Post update

    Best animated film - Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6
  64. Patricia Arquette reaction

    Here's how people responded to Patricia Arquette's speech (and shout out for wage equality) while picking up best supporting actress for Boyhood:

    • Charles Clymer tweets: "Dear @PattyArquette: Thank you for standing up and calling out sexism in this country. You are a champion and a hero."
    • AmyPoehlerSmartGirls tweets: "We are screaming at the screen because @PattyArquette's speech was more incredible than we could have imagined."
    • Samhita ‏tweets: "I don't know what was better: Patricia demanding equal wages for women or Meryl's reaction."
    • Tips For Actors tweets: "Hey Patricia! If things are so bad for women then how come not one man was nominated for best supporting actress? Not one!"
  65. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    I just spoke to Matt Kirkby and James Lucas about their win for live action short The Phone Call.

    Matt had to sell his car and wait for Woody Allen to finish Blue Jasmine before he could have Sally Hawkins to star in the film. He told me he hopes winning this Oscar will be the spring board into making feature films.

    He said everyone on The Phone Call had worked for free and now he hoped he could get production companies involved so people could get paid.

    "We're both in Hollywood now with feature scripts under our arms," he said.

    He also gave some advice to short film makers: "Be tenacious, be patient, keep going."

  66. Post update

    The British visual effects artists thanked "all the explorers of science who show us the universe in it's all terrifying beauty".

  67. Post update

    Best animated short film - Feast, Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

  68. Post update

    Best visual effects - Interstellar, Paul J Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R Fisher.

  69. The verdict so far

    Here's what people made of the first hour of this year's Oscars ceremony:

    • GustavoArellano tweets: "Give us more Miyazaki and Belafonte, less stupid jokes!!!"
    • Michelle Stark tweets: "Just to be clear: NPH is an eternal treasure working overtime. The writing is awful and not funny. Also, I do miss Ellen."
    • HeyUGuys Movie News tweets: "Who had an hour and a quarter in the Neil Patrick Harris taking to the stage in his pants sweepstake?"
    • Anuya J tweets: "Guys please. Amy and Tina should host everything. Please. We all know this."
  70. Post update

    Rita Ora

    Time for another performance - representing the Brits, Rita Ora singing Grateful from Beyond the Lights.

  71. Women's rights

    Patricia Arquette hugs her co-star Ethan Hawke

    Winning her widely expected Oscar for best supporting actress in Boyhood, an impassioned Patricia Arquette said: "To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation. We have fought for everybody else's equal rights. It's our time to have wage equality once for all. And equal rights for women in the United States of America."

    It delighted Meryl Streep, who rose in her chair and pointed at the stage shouting: "Yes! Yes!" from the audience.

  72. Post update

    Best supporting actress - Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

  73. Post update

    The American Sniper sound editors thanked director Clint Eastwood: "It's an honour and a privilege to work you, you are the best."

  74. Post update

    Picking up the Oscar for best sound mixing the Whiplash team thanked director and writer Damien Chazelle: "You showed us the meaning of leadership under which a creative collaboration blossomed."

  75. Post update

    Best sound editing - American Sniper, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

    American Sniper
  76. Post update

    Best sound mixing - Whiplash, Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

  77. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski said it was "thrilling" Ida was the first Polish winner in this category. He said backstage: "I hope this encourages the world to look at Polish films again and for Polish filmmakers to take risks."

  78. Post update

    In a spoof of Birdman and Whiplash, Neil Patrick Harris has done a skit where he is locked out of his dressing room and is forced to walk on stage in his Y-fronts, while accompanied by Whiplash star Miles Teller on the drums.

    Neil Patrick Harris
  79. Post update

    Country singer Tim McGraw is next to perform a best original song nominee - I'm Not Gonna Miss You from documentary Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me.

    Tim McGraw
  80. Call up

    Mat Kirkby and James Lucas, the British film-makers behind short film The Phone Call, were delighted by their film's victory.

    "Short films are made with tenacity and lots of favours," said Kirkby. He thanked actress Sally Hawkins - who starred in the film - for donating "her incredible talent and asking for nothing. This is for you."

    The film sees Hawkins play a helpline call centre volunteer who counsels a mystery man.

    Kirkby paid tribute to "volunteers in crisis centres who give their time for nothing - including our mums".

    Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
  81. Post update

    Collecting the award, Kent thanked the people who work on the crisis hotline featured in the documentary short.

    "This goes to the veterans and their families who are brave enough to ask for their help," she said.

  82. Post update

    Best documentary short - Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

    Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  83. Post update

    Best live action short film - The Phone Call, Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

  84. Ida reaction

    Twitter loved Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski's mammoth acceptance speech for best foreign language film:

    Myles Simmons tweets: "He just out talked the music! That was awesome!"

    Zerlina Maxwell tweets: "I love that he just talked until he was finished. #lifelesson #Oscars2015"

    The Poke ‏tweets: "A handy #Oscars tip to use in everyday life is to start playing LOUD music when you get bored of what your friends are talking about."

    Michael Yo tweets: "Where's Kayne when you need him! #Oscars."

  85. Awesome

    It's the live performance of Everything is Awesome, another nominee for best song. The stage is rocking with technicolour mechanics holding mini Lego Oscars.

    Last time we saw a Lego Oscar was the day the film was snubbed, after missing out on an Oscar nomination for best animated movie.

    "How was that?" tweeted Lego Movie director Phil Lord.

    Everything is Awesome performance
  86. Post update

    Neil Patrick Harris is giving away tricks of the trade by saying hello to the seat-fillers - the average Joe (or Josephine) who is brought in to fill the seat of anyone who pops to the loo or is lucky enough to win an award.

  87. Post update

    Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski is the first person to have his speech curtailed and be played the "get off" music. However Pawel had other ideas and refused to budge until he thanked everyone he wanted to. Surely he must be the first person to be played off twice in the same speech?

    "This film is all about silence and contemplation and here we are at the epicentre of noise. Life is full of surprises," he said.

    Pawel Pawlikowski
  88. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    Backstage, JK Simmons joked that more people had seen him tonight on TV than in his TV commercials.

    "This is the cherry on top of this extraordinary experience that Whiplash has been," he said.

    He also reflected Whiplash had been keeping him busy during awards season: "It's more tiring than the lean times, when you get more sleep and you're not flying around everywhere."

  89. Post update

    Best foreign film - Ida (Poland)

  90. Grand Budapest reaction

    Here's what people are making of The Grand Budapest Hotel's two early wins, for costume and make-up:

    • Jennifer M Choy tweets: "Grand Budapest Hotel is so so so beautifully made."
    • Melissa Bee tweets: "Guys, I loved everything about Grand Budapest Hotel, but the hair & make-up aging Tilda Swinton truly WAS spectacular."
    • Erika Valdez ‏tweets: "But like for real the makeup and costumes MADE Grand Budapest Hotel. Well deserved awards."
    • Suzy Welch tweets: "Clips at #Ocars2015 have already persuaded me that "Grand Budapest Hotel" is a shoo-in to win "Most Unbearably Twee" category."
  91. Made up

    Winners for Best MakeUp and Hairstyling The Grand Budapest Hotel Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

    Britons Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier took the Oscar for best make-up and hair for their work on The Grand Budapest Hotel.

    Hannon thanked her friend, actor Bill Murray, who introduced her to director Wes Anderson 17 years ago: "Wes, without you, we wouldn't be here - any of us," she said.

    Coulier paid tribute to the legendary make-up artist Dick Smith, who died last year: "Your innovation and generosity helped us all raise the bar," he said.

  92. Post update

    This is Milena Canonero's fourth Oscar.

    She dedicated the Oscar to The Grand Budapest Hotel's director Wes Anderson: "You've been a great inspiration. You are like a conductor, a composer. If it wasn't for you, I couldn't have done this movie this way."

  93. Post update

    Best make-up and hair - The Grand Budapest Hotel, Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

  94. Post update

    Best costume design - The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero

    The Grand Budapest Hotel
  95. Post update

    Neil Patrick Harris has just revealed the Oscar goody bags contain $160,000 worth of merchandise including make-up, shoes and two holidays. Wowzer.

  96. JK Simmons reaction

    Here's what people are saying about Whiplash star JK Simmons's win for best supporting actor:

    • Life & Style Weekly ‏tweets: "Smart move, #JKSimmons! Thanking your wife first is ALWAYS a good idea."
    • HMV tweets: "Very touching speech from #JKSimmons for his Best Supporting Actor win."
    • Stephen Mason ‏tweets: "My son just called me on my cell from across the room to tell me he loved me. Thanks #Oscars."
    • Josh Quittner ‏tweets: "If I were JK Simmons I'd be whispering to my wife: If we sneak out now we can get home in time for Better Call Saul."
  97. Post update

    As is customary, we are treated to all the tracks nominated for best song throughout the ceremony. First up is Maroon 5's Adam Levine, performing Lost Stars from Begin Again.

  98. Oscar fact

    Oscar fact
  99. Calling card

    Whiplash star JK Simmons picked up the first Oscar of the night.

    He paid tribute to his wife as "the most remarkable person I know" and his "above-average children" whom he called "extraordinary human beings". "And that's because you are a reflection of your mother," he joked.

    "Call your mum, call your dad," he urged. "Don't text, don't email. Call them. Tell them you love them and listen to them for as long as they want to talk."

  100. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    No surprise for the first prize of the night. People have been banging the drum for JK Simmons to win supporting actor for whole of awards season.

  101. First award of the night

    Best supporting actor - JK Simmons, Whiplash

    JK Simmons and Miles Teller in Whiplash
  102. Post update

    Neil Patrick Harris has pointed out (albeit indirectly) that this year's best film nominees collectively grossed one of the lowest ever totals.

    Altogether, they grossed $600m - American Sniper was the most successful, accounting for more than $300m.

  103. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    Neil Patrick Harris's opening Moving Pictures song brought a touch of pure Broadway to the Oscars. It got a round of applause in the press room.

  104. Post update

    The Oscars - where else can you get dancing Stormtoopers?

  105. Post update

    Yay for Jack Black! Singing his own ranty-song about film in great comedy fashion.

    Jack Black
  106. Post update

    Now Anna Kendrick is getting in on the action dressed in her Into the Wood's costume.

    Neil Patrick Harris and Anna Kendrick
  107. Post update

    We kick off with a Tony-style song and dance number with Neil Patrick Harris singing about bitter Oscars losers and a tribute to movies in all their glory.

  108. Post update

    Neil Patrick Harris's opening line: "Tonight we honour Hollywood's best and whitest - sorry brightest."

  109. Post update

    And we're off!

  110. Heading in

    Felicity Jones

    Best actress nominee Felicity Jones prepares to take her seat...

  111. Get involved

    Tweet @BBCNewsEnts email

    Keep tweeting and emailing us your views on the ceremony and winners as they're announced.

  112. Dresses: The verdict

    There has been plenty of talk on Twitter about this year's outfits - good and bad.

    Mixed reactions to Jennifer Lopez's nude gown - Red Magazine tweets: "J-Lo taking princess dresses to a whole new level."

    But TheFrisky aren't so keen: "'She looks like she's covered in a giant piece of salmon flesh.' — my brother on J. Lo's dress."

    Gwyneth Paltrow's gown is getting no love from Grazia Magazine, which tweets: "Ermmm Gwyneth is dodgy bride meets prom queen."

    PA Showbiz tweets: "Marion Cotillard has a dress befitting a best actress #Oscars2015 nominee."

    Marion Cotillard

    Fashion Foie Gras tweets: "Rosamund Pike wins it for best shoe/skirt slit pairing. Love this. Such a great ensemble from top to toe."

  113. Washed up

    Lady Gaga and Keira Knightley

    British nominee Keira Knightley - who is pregnant with her first child - joined Lady Gaga on the red carpet.

    Gaga's dress took 25 people 10 weeks to make. Judging by the gloves, she's expecting to have to do the washing up after the ceremony.

  114. Post update

    Five minutes to go! The actors are all in their seats and we're about to begin.

  115. Sequin snuggle

    Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone

    Jennifer Aniston and best supporting actress nominee Emma Stone shared a cuddle on the red carpet.

  116. Newlyweds

    Benedict Cumberbatch, who brought his new wife Sophie Hunter, also wore white to the ceremony.

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
  117. Belt up

    Jennifer Lopez/Nicole Kidman

    Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman were some of the last guests to walk the red carpet.

    Their dresses drew mixed responses from the fashion police.

  118. Wear this dress, you will

    Willow Bay, the wife of the Walt Disney Company boss Bob Iger, came dressed apparently ready to prompt Disney's next big film. Yes, that is Yoda. On a dress.

    Willow bay and Bob Iger
  119. More arrivals

    Best actor nominee Steve Carell brought his wife, Nancy, to the ceremony.

    Steve Carell

    Gwyneth Paltrow, pretty in pink.

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Rita Ora will be performing at the ceremony.

    Rita Ora
  120. Red carpet reaction

    Lots of chat on Twitter as the stars parade in the rain:

    • Emmy Potter tweets: "JK Simmons' fedora feels like a nod to his past when he was a wise guy in Guys and Dolls on #Broadway. Luck be a lady tonight."
    • H Dizzle: "Michael Keaton is starting to look older than Clint Eastwood."
    • Sarah Maclean: "Remember what I said about white? Oh, Benedict. Handsome devil."
    • Keira Soleore: "Cumberbatch, oh no! That off-white jacket with the white shirt? NO!"
  121. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angles

    Much of chat here in the press room is around the acting categories.

    Three of them appear to be "locked" - with Julianne Moore expected to win best actress for Still Alice, and JK Simmons and Patricia Arquette to win for their supporting roles in Whiplash and Boyhood respectively.

    So the big fight is for best actor with Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton being talked up as the main contenders in a very competitive field. Or does Bradley Cooper have the prize in his sights for his role in American Sniper?

  122. Post update


    Pret a Reporter tweets: "How gorg is the #Oscars green room that Julianne Moore helped design??"

    Oscar green room
  123. Post update


    Selma director Ava DuVernay has tweeted a lovely video capturing the final moments of filming on the movie.

    "I never shared this. I saved it for today. A special outtake of my hero. I love you, David. You are my best actor," she said.

    Watch the video.

  124. Post update


    JK Simmons

    The Academy tweets: "It's no @Pharrellhat, but #JKSimmons hat is pretty fun."

  125. Pearly queen

    Lupita N'yongo

    Lupita N'yongo's custom-made dress has 6,000 pearls sewn onto it. Bet she can't wait to put her PJs on (and lose the bodyguards).

    The actress won the best supporting award last year - and became an overnight star and fashion favourite.

  126. Post update


    Best supporting actor nominee Mark Ruffalo tweets: "Preview. Lots of love to all. Thanks for all the support and kindness."

    Mark Ruffalo
  127. Post update


    Oscars producer Craig Zadan tweets: "Rehearsals done. We are locked. No more changes. Hour and half we go live. And then it all begins. And in live television it just happens."

  128. It's my party...

    Elton John and Niles Rodgers

    Elton John has dodged the ceremony and gone straight to (his own) party.

    At least he has Nile Rodgers for company, and I guess a few more will turn up later...

  129. Post update

    Best actor nominee Michael Keaton grabbed Selma star David Oyelowo on the red carpet.

    David Oyelowo and Michael Keaton
  130. Woman in white

    Julianne Moore

    Best actress favourite Julianne Moore has arrived and she's wearing white.

    She's in good company this year with Marion Cotillard, Lupita N'yongo and Patricia Arquette all favouring white frocks.

  131. Oscar facts

    Oscars fact
  132. Post update

    Tim Masters

    Entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles

    I'm backstage at the Oscars with several hundred members of the world's press. We are gathered in a giant hotel suite adjacent to the Dolby Theatre.

    Tonight's Oscar winners will be brought here after they have made their speeches on stage.

    Never have so many journalists looked so smart. It's like we are all about to attend a grand ball. Sadly no photography is allowed, but I'm in my trusty tuxedo.

  133. Singalong

    Best song nominee John Legend is promising to do "something special" with his performance of Glory, from the film Selma, at this evening's ceremony.

    All the nominees will perform at the ceremony, including British star (and Voice mentor) Rita Ora and Sara and Tegan of 'Everything is Awesome' fame.

  134. Wardrobe please

    Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris adjusts the tie of his husband, David Burtka.

    Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka
  135. Lady in red

    Best actress nominee Rosamund Pike arrived in a striking red dress.

    Rosamund Pike
  136. It's raining men

    Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah Bagshawe

    It's raining on the red carpet, but it's not putting a dampener on the stars' high spirits - best actor nominee Eddie Redmayne says it feels "beautifully British".

    He said he felt "relatively relaxed" compared to when he attended the ceremony in 2013 where he performed a song from Les Miserables. "Last time I had to sing, so tonight feels relatively chilled in comparison," he said.

  137. Post update


    Last year's host Ellen DeGeneres is settling in for the night, this time at home. She tweeted: "Tonight's the night! The stars, the gowns, speeches, and the thing I'm most looking forward to - watching from my sofa."

  138. Post update


    Jaime Gonzalez

    BBC Mundo, Los Angeles

    BBC Mundo's Jaime Gonzalez tweets: "Live from the red carpet at the #Oscars2015."

    Oscars red carpet
  139. Post update


    The Academy tweets: "No matter who "wins" tonight, we all win when people make great movies."

  140. Early birds

    Among the first stars to arrive on the red carpet are Into the Woods' Anna Kendrick, best supporting actress nominee (and favourite) Patricia Arquette and How to Train Your Dragon 2's America Ferrera.

    Anna Kendrick, Patricia Arquette and America Ferrera
  141. Celebs prepare for the Oscars

    Sarah Jane Griffiths

    Entertainment reporter

    A host of celebrities have been tweeting ahead of the big event.

    Best song nominee John Legend tweeted: "So excited to perform #GLORY on the #Oscars tonight!"

    Best supporting actress nominee Laura Dern said: "So excited to sit next to my favourite girl @RWitherspoon today to celebrate and honour @CherylStrayed and our WILD adventure."

  142. Get involved

    Victoria Lindrea

    Arts and entertainment reporter

    Get in touch and let us know what you think of this year's ceremony. Who is the best dressed and who has made a fashion faux pas?

    Who are you backing to win the top awards? And what do you think of this year's host, Neil Patrick Harris?

    Tweet @BBCNewsEnts or email

  143. It's Oscars time!

    Genevieve Hassan

    Entertainment reporter

    Lights, camera, action! The most glamorous night in the film calendar has arrived and the stars are beginning to walk down the red carpet.

    Stay with us as we bring you all the fashion highlights, winners and reaction from the ceremony.