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Eddie Redmayne Tells Viewers to Expect a ‘Darker’ Story in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’

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Get ready for it, Harry Potter fanatics. The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is coming in November. And actor Eddie Redmayne is giving us some details about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. According to an article from Entertainment Weekly, Redmayne tells viewers to expect a ‘darker’ story in Fantastic Beasts 2.  The star, who plays Newt Scamander, told EW, “The most riveting aspect is the tonal change…When I read [the script] it had these cryptic elements to it and it played like a thriller that made it a page-turner.” Luckily, David Yates is returning to direct, and the screenplay is, like the first film, penned by J.K. Rowling.

Things to Expect in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’

Of course, there are no spoilers here! So fret not! However, here are a few things to keep in mind. In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Johnny Depp’s character, Grindelwald, was captured. As the title of the sequel suggests, Grindelwald doesn’t just stay in safe custody. The dark wizard is sent to Europe for trial, where he—what a shocker—escapes. Dumbledore (played by Jude Law) then enlists Redmayne’s character Newt to track down Grindelwald. To make matters worse, Redmayne describes Grindelwald’s personal mission as a “political” rally that “causes divisions across families.” So if there’s anything that we can assume from the trailer, as well as Eddie Redmayne’s description, it’s that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be closer to a dramatic thriller than the first film was. Expect less light-hearted moments, and as Redmayne puts it, more of “the Potter lore we’re much more familiar with.”

Read the full article at EW.com

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Eddie Redmayne Tells Viewers to Expect a ‘Darker’ Story in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’. Featured Photo Credit: Warner Brothers

‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a Fantastic Trip Back to the Wizarding World

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This past weekend, cinemas once again opened their doors and invited us into the magical world of wizardry–a place I’ve called home since I was 7 years old and just learning to read.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is an exciting reintroduction to a world we all know so well. A prequel of sorts to the original Potter franchise, Beasts takes place across the pond in New York in 1926, an age where wizards are feared and banished underground–an interesting parallel to the Prohibition era in which it takes place.

The first of five movies, Beasts acquaints us with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmanye), a creature fanatic and Hufflepuff who has been expelled from Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We don’t know much about why he was kicked out or his background, but we do know that Albus Dumbledore (yes, THE Albus Dumbledore) has his back… and that’s good enough for me.

The film begins at the end of Newt’s journey to New York, where he arrives undocumented with a case of magical beasts. After experiencing a bit of culture shock (No-maj? Really? We all know they are called muggles), Newt finds himself wrapped up in a tizzy with the Magical Congress who are accusing him of releasing a dangerous and unstable dark force into New York. Alongside his new friends, Newt embarks on a heroic adventure to collect his escaped creatures and prove his innocence.

What I especially loved about the opening to this new franchise is that it played out like a serialized TV show. There was the smaller arc of this specific film of running around to get his animals back and the introduction of a bigger story that will carry out throughout. Unlike Harry Potter, where every thing came back to Voldemort and Harry’s position as ‘The Chosen One,’ this story feels more expansive.

Still, even though it’s a brand new adventure with new characters and rules, it was exceptionally familiar and nostalgic. As a ‘Potter-head’ myself, the simple utterance of ‘Alohamora’ or the scattering of Hedwig’s Theme throughout the movie’s score was enough to satisfy me. More than that though, the way J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves created a new story with connections to the one we know so well (seriously, what was with the LeStrange name drop?) made for an exciting viewing experience. This film prompted new questions and potential connections to the previously established characters without ostracizing people who knew nothing about the world going in.

In other words, you don’t have to be a Harry Potter fan to enjoy this film.

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a Fantastic Trip Back To The Wizarding World: Photos courtesy of Warner Brothers

Can Eddie Redmayne Repeat his 2015 Success at the Oscars?

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Can Eddie Redmayne Repeat his 2015 Success at the OscarsIt’s one of the most hotly anticipated and exciting aspects of every year’s Academy Awards – just who will scoop Best Actor at this year’s Oscars? It is, after-all, an incredibly hard category to predict a winner and this year will be no different with all five nominees certainly worthy of the prize.

One of the hottest contenders for the award is British actor Eddie Redmayne who won Best Actor at the awards ceremony last year. The actor, who won numerous awards for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is becoming one of the most highly sought-after actors in Hollywood and will hit our screens again this November as Newt Scamander in the incredibly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But can he make it two years in a row?

Well there has only ever been five actors who have won the Best Actor prize consecutively – with Tom Hanks being the last for his roles in Forrest Gump and Philadelphia – so the odds aren’t exactly in his favour. However, with such an exceptional performance as a transgender artist in The Danish Girl the 34-year-old certainly has the merit to take the prize.

The main obstacle in Redmayne’s path to a second Oscar will be in the form of Leonardo DiCaprio for his role in The Revenant, a film that is nominated for a hefty 12 Oscars. For years the internet has lovingly mocked the fact that DiCaprio has been nominated a previous five times for the Best Actor Oscar but has been unable, as of yet, to clinch the award. Many people believe this could be DiCaprio’s year, and with the fact that he has just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in the same role, it is looking positive for his Oscar jinx to finally be broken.

Eyes should also be kept on Michael Fassbender to pull a surprise win for his title role as Steve Jobs. The film itself may have been a box office flop, but it received wide critical acclaim with Fassbender’s co-star Kate Winslet also nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

Indeed Winslet weighed in on the Best Actor debate in an interview with US Weekly saying “you can sort of feel the temperature. It’s probably going to be Leo’s year.” She went on to say, “I think that everyone wants it for him. It would be amazing.”

Leonardo DiCaprio is certainly one of the most popular actors to take the prize with many, like Kate Winslet, feeling this should finally be his year. Whether Winslet’s predication comes true remains to be seen, but it certainly seems that 2016 could be anyone’s year so be prepared for a surprise win.

A list of the nominees:

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon –
The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio –
The Revenant
Michael Fassbender –
Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne –
The Danish Girl

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2015 Oscars Winners

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The 87th Annual Academy Awards honored some of the most remarkable films, actors, and directors to date at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles last night. As predicted, films Birdman and The Grant Budapest Hotel reigned supreme, and an extremely excited (and humble!) Eddie Redmayne took home the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Stand-out performances included Lady Gaga giving tribute to The Sound of Music for its 50th anniversary (complete with a tear-jerking hug with Julie Andrews herself), Common and John Legend performing “Glory” (thus making David Oyelowo and Chris Pine cry), and Jennifer Hudson performing “I Can’t Let Go” during the In Memoriam segment.


Other note-worthy moments included Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech about equal rights. “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” she said. “It’s time to have wage equality once and for all. And equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

In case you missed it, check out the full list of winners below!

2015 Oscars Winners

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Julianne Moore wins for her Leading Role in Still Alice

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Julianne Moore, Still Alice

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Imitation Game

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Glory” from Selma

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
CitizenFour

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
Whiplash

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
Big Hero 6

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Feast

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Interstellar

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
American Sniper

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
Whiplash

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
The Phone Call

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Ida (Poland)

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

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What were your favorite moments of the night? Were you happy with the winners? Let us know in the comments below!

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Images courtesy of ABC/Rick Rowell

BAFTAs Best Dressed

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For those who missed it, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) happened over the weekend at the Royal Opera House in London. And although our favorites were recognized for their acting achievements this past year (like Eddie Redmayne, winning Best Actor again for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything), it was the fashion that seriously caught our eyes!

Keira Knightley stuns yet again in a black and cream feathery Giambattista Valli dress, Laura Haddock in a gorgeous Ashli Couture ball gown, and Douglas Booth in a green Dunhill suit jacket. See more of our favorites below!

Keira Knightley in Giambattista Valli (c) David Fisher:REX

Keira Knightley in Giambattista Valli ©David Fisher/REX

Laura Haddock in Ashli Couture (c) Ian Gavan:Getty Images

Laura Haddock in Ashli Couture ©Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Hayley Atwell (c) David Fisher:REX

Hayley Atwell ©David Fisher/REX

DIANNA AGRON (c) Jonathan Short:Invision:AP

DIANNA AGRON ©Jonathan Short/Invision/AP

Douglas Booth in Dunhill (c) David Bennett:Getty

Douglas Booth in Dunhill ©David Bennett/Getty

David Beckham in Tom Ford (c) Jonathan Short:Invision:AP

David Beckham in Tom Ford ©Jonathan Short/Invision/AP

Felicity Jones in Dior (c) Jonathan Hordle:REX

Felicity Jones in Dior ©Jonathan Hordle/REX

Julianne Moore in Tom Ford (c) Richard Young:REX

Julianne Moore in Tom Ford ©Richard Young/REX

JOHN BOYEGA in Giorgio Armani (c) Mike Marsland:WireImage

John Boyega in Giorgio Armani ©Mike Marsland/WireImage

HENRY CAVILL & CHRIS EVANS (c) David M. Benett:Getty Images

Henry Cavill and Chris Evans ©David M. Benett/Getty Images

SARAH-JANE CRAWFORD in Ariella Couture (c) David M. Benett:Getty Images

Sarah-Jane Crawford in Ariella Couture ©David M. Benett/Getty Images

Rosamund Pike in Roland Mouret (c) David M. Benett:Getty Image

Rosamund Pike in Roland Mouret ©David M. Benett/Getty Image

Sienna Guillory (c) Jonathan Hordle:REX

Sienna Guillory ©Jonathan Hordle/REX

Natalie Dormer (c) Jonathan Short:Invision:AP

Natalie Dormer ©Jonathan Short/Invision/AP

TOM HIDDLESTON (c) Jonathan Short:Invision:AP

Tom Hiddleston ©Jonathan Short/AP

Steve Carell (c) Jonathan Short:Invision:AP

Steve Carell ©Jonathan Short/Invision/AP

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Who was your best dressed of the night? Let us know in the comments below!

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BAFTAs Best Dressed: Featured photo courtesy of Reuters

2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

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This year’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards saw great fashion, touching speeches, and TONS of much-deserved wins! High points of the night involved Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba’s wonderful tearjerker of a speech for winning Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series (beating out favorites Edie Falco and Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Viola Davis for winning Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work in How to Get Away With Murder, and Birdman for taking home the biggest award of the night, Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture!

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THE CAST OF ‘BIRDMAN’

 

Another big winner of the night was Eddie Redmayne for winning Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. In his speech, he acknowledged those affected by ALS and urged everyone to “live every moment of your life as fully and as passionately as possible.”

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EDDIE REDMAYNE

 

See below for the full list of winners of the night, in case you missed it!

2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners
Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba
Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy
Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Orange is the New Black
Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette
Male Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons
Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Mark Ruffalo
Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Frances McDormand
Life Achievement Award: Debbie Reynolds
Male Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Spacey
Female Actor in a Drama Series: Viola Davis
Ensemble in a Drama Series: Downton Abbey
Male Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne
Female Actor in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore
Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Birdman

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Images by Kevin Mazur/WireImage

SAG Awards Red Carpet Looks

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards is the last major award show before the Oscars, and our favorite celebrities seriously brought it on the red carpet! From lacy black, gorgeous gowns to royal blues and plums and sequins galore, there were styles, shapes, and textures for all to love. Below are a few of our favorite looks from the night, in case you missed it!

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Emma Stone in Dior – ©Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts in Balenciaga – ©John Shearer/Invision/AP

Kiera Knightley

Keira Knightley in Erdem – ©Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang – ©Ethan Miller/Getty

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne in Prada – ©Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Paula Patton

Paula Patton in Ayesha – ©Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke – ©Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

ROSAMUND PIKE

Rosamund Pike in Dior – ©Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus In Monique Lhuillier – ©Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos in Romona Keveza – ©Frazer Harrison/Getty

ARIEL WINTER

Ariel Winter In Zac Posen – ©Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum in Armani Privé – ©Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones in Balenciaga – ©Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore in Givenchy Couture – ©Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

JULIANNA MARGULIES

Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli – ©Mark Davis/WireImage

Natalie Dormier

Natalie Dormer in Naeem Khan – ©Ethan Miller/Getty Image

Lupita

Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab – ©Stefanie Keenan/WireImage

Lenny

Lenny Kravitz in Saint Laurent – ©Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Which of these SAG Awards Red Carpet looks are your favorite? What about your least? Let us know in the comments below!

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Featured image courtesy of Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY

Critics’ Choice Awards Red Carpet Looks

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Award season continues with the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards held last night at the Hollywood Palladium, and Birdman, Boyhood, and The Grand Budapest Hotel were big winners once again! Perhaps the only thing better than the awards themselves? The fashion. This year’s red carpet was smoking hot, from Sexiest Man Alive Chris Hemsworth making an appearance to Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous bell-sleeved dress and chocolate brown locks. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite looks (and couples!) of the night in case you missed it.

Angelina Jolie ©Jason Merritt

Angelina Jolie ©Jason Merritt

Chris Hemsworth © Steve Granitz

Chris Hemsworth ©Steve Granitz

Diane Kruger ©Jason Merritt

Diane Kruger ©Jason Merritt

Eddie Redmayne ©Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Eddie Redmayne ©Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Felicity Jones ©Alberto E. Rodriguez

Felicity Jones ©Alberto E. Rodriguez

GARRETT HEDLUND ©Jason Merritt

Garrett Hedlund ©Jason Merritt

Jamie Chung ©Jason Merritt

Jamie Chung ©Jason Merritt

JENNIFER ANISTON & JUSTIN THEROUX ©Jason Merritt

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux ©Jason Merritt

Jessica Chastain ©Alberto E. Rodriguez

Jessica Chastain ©Alberto E. Rodriguez

JOHN KRASINSKI & EMILY BLUNT ©AP

John Krasinski & Emily Blunt ©AP

Julianne Moore ©Frazer Harrison

Julianne Moore ©Frazer Harrison

Keira Knightley and James Righton ©Frazer Harrison

Keira Knightley and James Righton ©Frazer Harrison

Leslie Mann ©Jason Merritt

Leslie Mann ©Jason Merritt

Niecy Nash ©Jason Merritt

Niecy Nash ©Jason Merritt

Rosamund Pike ©Alberto E. Rodriguez

Rosamund Pike ©Alberto E. Rodriguez

Rosario Dawson ©Jason Merritt

Rosario Dawson ©Jason Merritt

What were your favorite looks of the night? Be sure to tell us in the comments below!

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Critics’ Choice Awards Red Carpet Looks: Photos courtesy of EOnline.com. Featured image courtesy of Tiffany Rose.

 

72nd Annual Golden Globe Winners

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The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards saw big wins for films Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and Birdman—but also for rising star Gina Rodriguez. The 30-year-old’s portrayal of Jane Villanueva in the CW’s new series Jane the Virgin won her her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, beating out like Lena Dunham (Girls), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black).

“This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes,” Rodriguez said, teary-eyed, during her acceptance speech. “My father used to tell me to say every morning that today is going to be a great day. I can and I will. Well, Dad, today’s a great day. I can and I did.”

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It was also a big night for Eddie Redmayne, who won Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for his incredibly heartbreaking portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. The 33-year-old English actor beat out other excellent actors including Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), David Oyelowo (Selma), and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler).

A noteworthy moment of the night was when Transparent won for Best TV Comedy and director Jill Soloway gave a touching acceptance speech about the transgender community. “I want to thank the trans community. They are our family and they make this possible,” she said. “This award is dedicated to the memory of Leelah Alcorn, and too many trans people who died too young.”

George Clooney was also presented the Cecil B. DeMille award for his “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment,” and Kevin Spacey finally won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama, for his role in the Netflix-exclusive series House of Cards.

See below for the full list of winners, and visit goldenglobes.com for exclusive interviews, photos, and more!

72nd Annual Golden Globe Winners

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Miniseries or TV Movie: Fargo
Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Actress in a TV Series: Musical or Comedy: Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
TV Series: Musical or Comedy: Transparent
Original Score, Motion Picture: The Theory of Everything (Johann Johannsson)
Original Song, Motion Picture: “Glory,” Selma (John Legend and Common)
Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Animated Feature Film: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Screenplay, Motion Picture: Birdman
Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Foreign Language Film: Leviathan
Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
TV Series, Drama: The Affair
Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Director, Motion Picture: Richard Linklater
Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Motion Picture, Drama: Boyhood

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Images courtesy of Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Associated Press