Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood, and delivered an impassioned speech on equal pay for women. John Legend and Common, along with a full choir, brought the audience to their feet with their performance of Glory, which won Best Original Song (from the movie Selma). In what many saw as an upset, Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything over Birdman/Batman Michael Keaton. Kitchener native Chris Williams picked up an Oscar for his Best Animated Feature Film, Big Hero 6.
And Neil Patrick Harris’s locked box magic trick dragged on too long.