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.

CategoryWinner
Best PictureBirdman
Best DirectorAlejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
Best ActorEddie Redmayne  (The Theory of Everything)
Best ActressJulianne Moore (Still Alice)
Best Supporting ActorJ.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Best Supporting ActressPatricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Achievement in Costume DesignMilena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Achievement in Makeup and HairstylingFrances Hannon and Mark Coulier (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Best Foreign Language FilmIda (Pawel Pawlikowski)
Best Live Action Short FilmThe Phone Call (Matt Kirkby and James Lucas)
Best Documentary Short SubjectCrisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry)
Original ScreenplayBirdman
Achievement in Sound MixingWhiplash (Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley)
Achievement in Sound EditingAmerican Sniper (Alan Robert Murray Bub Asman)
Achievement in Visual EffectsInterstellar (Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley and Paul Franklin)
Best Animated ShortFeast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed)
Best Animated MovieBig Hero Six (Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli)
Achievement in Production DesignThe Grand Budapest Hotel (Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock)
Achievement in CinematographyBirdman (Emannuel Lubezki)
Achievement in Film EditingWhipalsh (Tom Cross)
Best Documentary FeatureCitizen Four (Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky)
Best Original SongGlory (John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn)
Best Original ScoreThe Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat)
Best Adapted ScreenplayThe 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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