Oscars 2015: Winners’ room
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Oscars 2015: The Academy Awards winners’ room

J.K. Simmons, left, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne pose with their Oscars. Click through for more photos from the winners’ room at the 87th Academy Awards. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
“I like stories about people, about real people, real relationships, real families. That’s what I respond to,” said lead actress winner Julianne Moore. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
“She’s such an exceptional actor,” lead actor winner Redmayne said of Blanchett. “I was recovering from that excitement ... and then just tried to bury all this frenzy of nerves. It’s something I will not forget in a hurry.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
In the winners’ room, Inarritu made an important dedication. “This is for my mom,” said Inarritu, who won the awards for director, original screenplay and best picture. “My mom is part of this journey.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
When asked about his acceptance speech where he encouraged people to “stay weird, stay different,” the adapted screenplay winner Moore explained, “I’m a writer. When am I ever going to be on television again? I felt I might as well use it to say something meaningful.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
“Birdman” screenwriters Nicolas Giacobone, left, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo hold up their Oscars for original screenplay.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Desplat, who won the original score Oscar for the music on “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” was also nominated for his work on “The Imitation Game.” “You don’t think about the Oscars. You think about the music and the film you’re working on,” Desplat said. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
“There still is a lot to be done, the rolling back of the voters rights act, incarceration -- it’s a waste of our resources to put so many people in prison,” said Legend, right, who won for original song with Common. “We hope our song is inspiration for people who want to do that work.” (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
Mathilde Bonnefoy, left, Laura Poitras and Dirk Wilutzky with their documentary feature Oscars for “Citizenfour.” "[Snowden’s] motives were pure, authentic,” Bonnefoy said. “It took an extraordinary act of courage. Once you understand that, you understand [what he did is] really important.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
The hair and makeup team for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” gave director Wes Anderson credit for his vision. “He’s the one who wrote on the page,” Hannon said. “We just go with it. He always pushes to the limits and always wants to see something else.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Supporting actress Oscar in hand, the “Boyhood” star used her time in the spotlight to demand wage parity for women. “Equal means equal,” she told reporters backstage. “Actresses, the older they get the less they get paid.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Before winning the Oscar, Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins and Craig Mann won the BAFTA award for sound earlier this month. “One nomination is a real honor,” Wilkins said. “To win one is sublime, and I’ve run out of superlatives. It’s fantastic, brilliant.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
The filmmakers behind the Oscar-winning animated feature “Big Hero 6" are all Disney veterans. “Our biggest challenge is always story,” Conli said, noting that “Big Hero 6" was a story about “grief and loss ... and trying to reconcile that with a superhero story.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Lubezki, who won the cinematography award for “Birdman,” photographs his Oscar. It’s his second Academy Award. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Winners of the Academy Award for production design, Stockhausen and Pinnock credit “Grand Budapest Hotel” director Wes Anderson’s leadership. “Wes is extremely meticulous. He had very definite ides for production design,” Pinnock said, adding that it was a “very collaborative process.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Lucas and Kirkby, who won the Oscar for live action short for their film “The Phone Call,” said they hoped the win would give them “a springboard” into feature films. “Everybody along the way made sacrifices ... to make things we’re proud of,” Kirkby said.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Murray and Asman, who won the sound editing award for “American Sniper,” said the sounds of war functioned as the film’s soundtrack. “Keep it real and keep it documentary style,” Murray said. “The intricate sound design was made from tanks and things, all these war sounds.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher show off their Oscars for visual effects. “Science and the arts -- what they really have in common is creativity,” Franklin said. “Scientists are exploring the universe the same way artists are. We all speak the same language.”  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Tom Cross kisses his Oscar for film editing for the movie “Whiplash.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
The “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1" filmmakers said their Oscar-winning documentary short film is meant to honor responders and staff of a veterans’ crisis hotline. Perry said, “The best prevention for suicide is awareness and discussion and not sweeping it under the carpet.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
The director of “Ida,” which won the Oscar for foreign-language film, said he hopes the award “encourages the world to look at Polish cinema again, and for directors to take risks and be original and brave.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Simmons, whose supporting actor Oscar win for “Whiplash” completed his awards-season sweep, recalled a less successful time in his career. “For me, the lean times were a wonderful, beautiful time of my life,” he said. “I look back on those times with great fondness.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Milena Canonero cradles her award for costume design for “Grand Budapest Hotel.” It is her fourth Oscar. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)