An estimated 36.6 million people watched the Academy Awards telecast on ABC, a drop of 16 percent from 2014.
A representative for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has defended the producers' decision to omit Joan Rivers from the traditional In Memoriam segment at the Oscars on Sunday night, blaming time constraints for the snub.
Broadway and TV did Hollywood a favor, sharing Neil Patrick Harris for duties hosting the Oscars. Harris not only did himself proud, as expected after numerous triumphs presiding over the Tonys and Emmys. Even better, he stewarded an Oscarcast that made up in charm what it lacked in suspense.
"Birdman" has won the Academy Award for best picture.
Julianne Moore won her first Oscar as best actress for "Still Alice," and shined a light on Alzheimer's disease in her acceptance speech Sunday night.
"The Theory of Everything" star Eddie Redmayne was considered the Oscar front-runner for best actor. But his oversized reaction when he won gave no hint of entitlement.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the Academy Award for best director for "Birdman."
Patricia Arquette has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for "Boyhood."
Adam Levine's biggest fan just might be Nicole Kidman.
J.K. Simmons has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for "Whiplash."
The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.
High collars replaced sexy cutouts, and Classic Hollywood in blacks and whites took hold of the Oscars red carpet Sunday night with help from a smoking Saint Laurent worn by Margot Robbie and a heavily pearled look for fashion It girl Lupita Nyong'o.