The 87th Academy Awards ceremony was organised at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, LA for honoring the best in films for year 2014. These awards have a long history with regards to the Movie industry. These are also known as the Academy Awards.

The following details about Indian achievements in the Oscars are sometimes asked in various bank exams like IBPS, SBI, RBI and RRBs. Candidates are advised to go through the following information and you might find some questions from this in upcoming exams.List of Oscar Award Winners 2015 - General Awareness Study Material & Notes

Points of Remember about Oscar or Academy Awards:

  • The Oscar awards were first awarded in 1929.
  • Bhanu Athaiya was the First Indian artist to win the Academy or Oscar Award in year 1983, for designing the costumes for the film by Richard Attenborough by the name – Gandhi.
  • Satyajit Ray was the First Indian ever to receive an Honorary Academy Award in year 1992.
  • Gulzar is the First Indian lyricist to be awarded an Honorary Academy Award for writing the song “Jai Ho” in the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
  • A.R.Rahman became the First Indian to win two Academy Awards in year 2009.

The list of winners of Oscar Awards in 2015 is given below. If you revise it properly, you will be able to answer questions regarding this section confidently in the exams.

Category Winner
Best Picture Birdman
Best Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
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)
Achievement in Costume Design Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Best Foreign Language Film Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski)
Best Live Action Short Film The Phone Call (Matt Kirkby and James Lucas)
Best Documentary Short Subject Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry)
Original Screenplay Birdman
Achievement in Sound Mixing Whiplash (Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley)
Achievement in Sound Editing American Sniper (Alan Robert Murray Bub Asman)
Achievement in Visual Effects Interstellar (Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley and Paul Franklin)
Best Animated Short Feast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed)
Best Animated Movie Big Hero Six (Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli)
Achievement in Production Design The Grand Budapest Hotel (Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock)
Achievement in Cinematography Birdman (Emannuel Lubezki)
Achievement in Film Editing Whipalsh (Tom Cross)
Best Documentary Feature Citizen Four (Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky)
Best Original Song Glory (John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn)
Best Original Score The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat)
Best Adapted Screenplay The Imitation Game (Graham Moore)

We hope this short compilation will be assist you in staying updated about the latest happenings in the year gone by with regards to the entertainment industry internationally. In fact, you can consider watching some of these films that have been awarded in the Oscars to get the feel of the type of cinema being created at the international stage. Some of these movies can given you deep insights into various distinct aspects of human past, psyche and a lot more. If you have watched any of the these awarded films or artist whose work have been awarded in the Oscars please share it with our readers. Your comments are welcome. Thank You!

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