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The Oscars 2015

Last night was a very interesting evening of TV with the 87th Oscars and the second to last episode of the season of Downton Abbey.

We watched both and enjoyed both thoroughly.  We thought Neil Patrick Harris did a great job of hosting and many of the speeches were relevent.

There was lots of laughs too and many interesting moments.  The winners of the major awards were largely predictable.

Birdman won best movie.  We saw this and were not crazy about it but the academy does enjoy a move about themselves.

Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor in a leading role for The Theory of Everything which was a story about Stephen Hawking’s life. Again a very good movie which I enjoyed.

Julianne Moore won Best Actress in a leading role for Still Alice which was a story about Alzheimers Disease.

J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor in Whiplash.

Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood.

Best Screenplay went to the screenwriter for The Imitation Game. Graham Moore gave a wonderful acceptance speech citing the inspiration of Alan Turing as the person on which The Imitation Game was based who suffered when it was exposed he was gay, however