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Birdman’ Flies Off With Oscars and Other Memorable Moments

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards where “Birdman” won big and politics played a major role.

Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris opens the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22, Hollywood.

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J.K. Simmons is congratulated by his wife Michelle Schumacher after winning the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in "Whiplash."

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Patricia Arquette declared it was time for "wage equality" and "equal rights for women in the United States of America" after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Boyhood."

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Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris talks with actor David Oyelowo at the 87th Academy Awards.

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Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone of "The Lonely Island" perform "Everything Is Awesome" from "The Lego Movie."

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Neil Patrick Harris reenacts the infamous “Birdman” scene as he walks offstage in his underwear as Miles Teller and Margot Robbie walk on to present the Scientific and Technical awards.

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Actor Robin Williams is honored during the "In Memoriam" segment of the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Julie Andrews hugs Lady Gaga after she performed songs from the “Sound of Music .”

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Idina Menzel and John Travolta present the Oscar for best original song.

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Writer Graham Moore celebrates with cast members from "The Imitation Game" after winning the Oscar for best adapted screenplay.

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Director Don Hall accepts the Best Animated Feature Award for "Big Hero 6" with Chris Williams and Roy Conli.

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Common & John Legend perform "Glory" from "Selma."

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Actor David Oyelowo congratulates Common and Ophra Winfrey congratulates John Legend after "Glory" from the film "Selma" won the Oscar for best original song.

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Best actress winner Julianne Moore won for her performance as an academic with early onset Alzheimer's in "Still Alice."

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Eddie Redmayne accepts his best actor Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."

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Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Alejandro Inarritu and Nicolas Giacobone accept the award for the best original screenplay for "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." Inarritu also won for best director.

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Actor Michael Keaton and director Alejandro Inarritu accept the Oscar for best picture for his film "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance."

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