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87th Academy Awards: The Show, The Winners

It was another incredible night at the Academy Awards, as Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 87th running of the awards season pinnacle on Sunday (February 22).

Big wins went to J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) in the Supporting Actors categories, while Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Julianne Moore (Still Alice) took home the golden statues for their work as Leading Actors.

Meanwhile, the night's top prize of Best Picture went to the cast and crew of "Birdman," with the Michael Keaton and Emma Stone starring film also garnering Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography honors.

The star-studded Dolby Theatre held celebration also featured an entertaining lineup of musical performances by Adam Levine, Tim McGraw, Rita Ora, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga and John Legend with Common.

Check out the full list of 2015 Academy Award winners below along with all of the pictures from this year's show!
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The Utterly Depressing Story Of Why Lego Movie's 'Everything Is Awesome' Was Written

The Utterly Depressing Story Of Why Lego Movie's 'Everything Is Awesome' Was Written
If you've seen The Lego Movie, starring Chris Pratt (voice), Elizabeth Banks (voice) and Will Ferrell then chances are you know the song "Everything Is Awesome." While you may remember it as being an ultra-upbeat pop track with nothing but lyrics about "blue skies, bouncy springs" and endless partying, you may be surprised to learn that writing the tune was anything but. In theory, the songwriting process for The Lego Movie's theme song seems like it would have been a blast. Well I hate to burst bubbles but it turns out everything was Not awesome for one of the track's songwriters, Mr. Shawn Patterson, who co-wrote the now-infamous tune with Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton and The Lonely Island. Patterson explained what made the process of writing "Everything Is Awesome" so excruciatingly painful for him in an interview with THR: I was going through a very ugly divorce when I
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2015 Grammys winners: The complete list

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2015 Grammys winners: The complete list
Complete list of winners and nominees of the 2014 Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday February 8. Winners will be updated as they're announced during the telecast and pre-telecast. Record Of The Year “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli Xcx “Chandelier,” Sia **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor Album Of The Year **Winner** “Morning Phase,” Beck “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé “X,” Ed Sheeran “In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith “Girl,” Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year “All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) “Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) “Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) “Take Me To Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier) Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark
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87th Academy Awards Nominations Announced: Check out the Full List!

It’s going to be another fabulous year at the Oscars, and this morning (January 15) the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled their nominees for the 87th Academy Awards.

All in all, there were no real surprises, with Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton and Benedict Cumberbatch all scoring nods for Best Actor. And predictably the Best Actress hopefuls include Felicity Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, Marion Cotillard and Julianne Moore (however, Jennifer Aniston missed out!).

As far as the Best Picture nominees, “Whiplash,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Selma,” “The Imitation Game,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Boyhood,” “Birdman,” and “American Sniper” are all in the running. The 87th Academy Awards will go live on February 22nd. And the nominees are…

Best Picture

Boyhood

The Imitation Game

Birdman

The Theory of Everything

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Whiplash

Selma

American Sniper

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Reese Witherspoon,
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'Birdman,' 'Dragon 2,' 'Begin Again' win Hollywood Music in Media Awards

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The fifth annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards were held Tuesday night at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. "Birdman" composer Antonio Sanchez walked away with top film honors while "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" also brought home awards. "It’s about time drummers get some love — now we have 'Birdman' and 'Whiplash,'" Sanchez said. "This is shaping up to be our year!" The animated film score prize was handed out for the first time ever and is a nice boost for "Dragon 2's" John Powell, who picked up an Oscar nomination for the first film in the series four years ago. Song prizes went to "Lost Stars" from "Begin Again" (with Gregg Alexander performing for the first time in 15 years) and "Everything is Awesome" from "The Lego Movie." Check out the nominees here and a full list of visual media awards below,
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HDNet Concert Prefaces New Material From Smashing Pumpkins

The day after Halloween usually sees a lot of jack-o'-lanterns that have met with some violence. In that vein, alternative rocker Billy Corgan could not have picked a better marketing strategy for his latest show.

Guitarist and singer Corgan will be headlining the Nov. 1 HDNet Concert Series entry "Smashing Pumpkins-The Fillmore Residency," along with fellow original band member drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The two founding members of the Smashing Pumpkins are joined by the rest of the group - bassist Ginger Pooley, guitarist Jeff Schroeder and keyboardist Lisa Harriton - for their 2007 residency at San Francisco music venue The Fillmore.

The Smashing Pumpkins originally gained fame in the 1990s for songs such as "Cherub Rock," "Today," "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" and "1979," especially notable for the music videos they inspired. The original band dissolved in 2000, with Corgan and Chamberlin reuniting in 2007, along with new members Schroeder, Pooley - then Ginger Reyes - and Harriton.
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HDNet Concert Prefaces New Material From Smashing Pumpkins

The day after Halloween usually sees a lot of jack-o'-lanterns that have met with some violence. In that vein, alternative rocker Billy Corgan could not have picked a better marketing strategy for his latest show.

Guitarist and singer Corgan will be headlining the Nov. 1 HDNet Concert Series entry "Smashing Pumpkins-The Fillmore Residency," along with fellow original band member drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The two founding members of the Smashing Pumpkins are joined by the rest of the group - bassist Ginger Pooley, guitarist Jeff Schroeder and keyboardist Lisa Harriton - for their 2007 residency at San Francisco music venue The Fillmore.

The Smashing Pumpkins originally gained fame in the 1990s for songs such as "Cherub Rock," "Today," "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" and "1979," especially notable for the music videos they inspired. The original band dissolved in 2000, with Corgan and Chamberlin reuniting in 2007, along with new members Schroeder, Pooley - then Ginger Reyes - and Harriton.
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