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So Birdman defied the bookies and soared away with the top Oscars at last night’s 87th Annual Academy Awards rather than longtime favourite Boyhood, winning Best Film and Best Director for Alejandro G Iñárritu, as well as awards for Cinematography and Screenplay. But should we be so surprised that Hollywood plumped for the movie-insider’s story rather than the universal coming of age tale?

The acting awards didn’t contain any surprises, however, with Eddie Redmayne holding off the challenge from Michael Keaton to win Best Actor, Julianne Moore winning Best Actress, and J K Simmons and Patricia Arquette, as widely predicted, scooping the Supporting Acting gongs.

Here’s how the night went, with my ‘will win’ predictions first.

Best Film

Will win: Boyhood
Who did win: Birdman

Best Director

Will win: Alejandro G Iñárritu
Who did win: Alejandro G Iñárritu

Best Actor

Will win: Eddie Redmayne

Who did win: Eddie Redmayne

Best Actress

Will win: Julianne Moore
Who did win: Julianne Moore

Best Supporting Actor

Will win: J K Simmons
Who did win: J K Simmons

Best Supporting Actress

Will win: Patricia Arquette
Who did win: Patricia Arquette

And the other Oscars went to:

Original Screenplay

Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Who did win: Birdman

Adapted Screenplay

Will win: The Imitation Game
Who did win: The Imitation Game

Animation

Will win: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Who did win: Big Hero 6

Foreign Film

Will win: Ida
Who did win: Ida

Documentary

Will win: Citizenfour
Who did win: Citizenfour

Score

Will win: The Theory of Everything
Who did win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Original Song

Will win: ‘Glory’ (Selma)
Who did win: ‘Glory’ (Selma)

Cinematography

Will win: Birdman
Who did win: Birdman

Editing

Will win: Boyhood
Who did win: Whiplash

Production Design

Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Who did win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Costume

Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Who did win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Make-up

Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Who did win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Visual Effects

Will win: Interstellar
Who did win: Interstellar

Sound Mixing

Will win: American Sniper
Who did win: Whiplash

Sound Editing

Will win: American Sniper
Who did win: American Sniper

Animated Short

Will win: Feast
Who did win: Feast

Documentary Short

Will win: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Who did win: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Live Short

Will win: The Phone Call
Who did win: The Phone Call