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Oscars as it happened: 'Birdman' takes out Oscar for best film

ONE News brings you the highlights from the 2015 Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Patricia Arquette uses her Oscars moment to preach about wage equality for women. Source: 1 NEWS

We've come to the end of the Academy Awards, and award session, for 2015. Check out more of the action from the Oscars on ONE News at 6pm and Tonight at 10:30pm.

6:05pm: And the Oscar for best film goes to....'Birdman'.

"Who gave this son of a b***h a green card," joked award presenter Sean Penn.

5:58pm: Julianne Moore takes out the award for best actress for her role in 'Still Alice'.

"I read an article that said winning an Oscar could lead to living five years longer. I would really like to thank the Academy because my husband is younger than me."

5:56pm: The award for best actor has gone to Eddie Redmayne for his role as Stephen Hawking in the 'Theory of Everything'.

5:52pm: 

MERYL STREEP #Oscars#OscarsLegend#needsomeofthatoscarjuju lol... pic.twitter.com/9ctdxLyS2E

— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) February 23, 2015

5:46pm: Alejandro Inarritu wins the award for best director for 'Birdman'.

5:39pm: New Zealand scriptwriter Anthony McCarten has missed out on the award for best adapted screenplay for 'Theory of Everything'. The Oscar has gone to 'The Imitation Game'.

5:27pm: The award for best original score goes to 'Grand Budapest Hotel'.

5:21pm: Lady Gaga does her best Julie Andrews impression, singing a compilation of songs from 'The Sound of Music'. 

.@ladygaga is absolutely owning this song #Oscarspic.twitter.com/eN61P26KdW

— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) February 23, 2015

5:10pm: Fresh from their performance, John Legend and Common accept the award for best song original song for 'Glory'. 

"We say Selma is for now because the struggle for justice is now...we know right now the struggle for freedom and justice is real.  We live in the most incarcerated country in the world.  There are more black men under correctional control today than there were under slavery in 1850," says John Legend.

5:06pm: The audience has been left in tears following John Legend and Common's performance of 'Glory' from the film 'Selma'. 

Common​ and John Legend​ just received a standing ovation for their performance of "Glory" on the #Oscars! #Selmapic.twitter.com/g2iqeqYtab

— Sons & Brothers (@sonsandbros) February 23, 2015

4:55pm: The award for best feature documentary goes to 'Citizenfour'.

4:49pm: Whiplash wins the Oscar for Film Editing. 

4:33pm: Jennifer Lopez and Meryl Streep reaction to Patricia Arquette's acceptance speech.

Save this in your reaction GIF folder: http://t.co/XAcwGkt5yG#Oscarspic.twitter.com/SQ9yACIUAW

— Vulture (@vulture) February 23, 2015

4:14pm: 'Big Hero 6' wins the Oscar for best animated film.

4:13pm: The Academy Award for best animated short film goes to Feast.

4:10pm: The Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects goes to Interstellar.

4:02pm: Patricia Arquette wins best supporting actress Oscar for 'Boyhood'.  In the first political gesture of the night, she's called for wage equality to the applause of Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.

3:52pm: 'American Sniper' takes out the Oscar for best sound editing.

3:50pm: The Oscar for best achievement in sound mixing goes to Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley for 'Whiplash'.

3:41pm: Piers Morgan is not enjoying the show. 

Dear God. That 'eat her up with a spoon' joke may have been the worst in #Oscars history. Come on Neil, raise your game please.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 23, 2015

3:35pm: The Oscar for best documentary, short subject, goes to Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry for 'Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1'.

3:28pm: Oprah can't contain her excitement during the live performance of 'Everything is Awesome' from the Lego Movie. 

Oprah is awesome. The #Oscars are awesome. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! pic.twitter.com/VXpMv9ZaBx

— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) February 23, 2015

3:14pm: Poland's 'Ida' wins Oscar for best foreign language film.

3:05pm: Another Oscar for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier take out best achievement in makeup and hairstyling. 

Here's a reason why Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier just won #Oscarspic.twitter.com/NEAecrsasK

— Chris Harnick (@chrisharnick) February 23, 2015

3:01pm: Best achievement in costume design has gone to Milena Canonero for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. This is her 4th Oscar.

2:54pm: Neil Patrick Harris introduces 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Dakota Johnson - "the reason you had to explain to your Grandmother what a spanking bench is”.

2:45pm: Lupito Nyong'o presents the best performance by an actor in a supporting role Oscar to JK Simmons for 'Whiplash'.

2:40pm: Benedict Cumberbatch makes himself comfortable at the start of the Academy Awards. Neil Patrick Harris has opened the show with a musical number, complete with cameo appearances from Anna Kendrick and Jack Black. 

If you're not drinking from a flask at the #Oscars, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG. pic.twitter.com/hOWEvXgHze

— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) February 23, 2015

 2:30pm: The most awkward moment on the red carpet so far. 

Uh. Why Mr Travolta? Why? RT "@TVGuide: Speechless #Oscarspic.twitter.com/DYBnZP9Q8W"

— Star2, The Star (@MyStarTwo) February 23, 2015

2:13pm: Keira Knightley wearing embroidered Valentino.

2:04pm: Presenter Gwyneth Paltrow wears a giant corsage. 

#HALP RT @bgg2wl: Dressed like a very pretentious stick of gum. #Oscars2015pic.twitter.com/osfbIHdt4j

— Jimmy Zbornak ✏ (@theeJAISTER) February 23, 2015

1:49pm: One of the last to arrive on the red carpet, Reese Witherspoon wears Tom Ford. 

Reese Witherspoon keeps it classic in Tom Ford: http://t.co/HaPt5bdmWs#Oscars2015pic.twitter.com/GvsLYbYm3u

— Grazia_Live (@Grazia_Live) February 23, 2015

1:42pm: Lupito Nyong'o drapped in pearls. The Calvin Klein dress is made up of 6,000 pearls! 

An incredible @Lupita_Nyongo in 6K pearls @CalvinKlein#Oscars2015 All the looks: http://t.co/AgXpdBtoVmpic.twitter.com/dmI1nLDvaL

— InStyle (@InStyleMag) February 23, 2015

1:38pm: Julianne Moore in pearl-white Chanel. Heavy-embellishment is emerging as one of the big trends of the day. 

Julianne Moore in custom @CHANEL! #Oscars#Oscars2015pic.twitter.com/3ZnMufFXNY

— Style Republic (@StyleRepublic) February 23, 2015

1:32pm: Naomi Watts tells E! she made a frittata for a pre-Oscars snack.  She's wearing sparkly Armani. 

Naomi Watts killing it in Armani Privé. Take notes, everyone. pic.twitter.com/bb0Zf7L2tH

— HuffPostStyle (@HuffPostStyle) February 23, 2015

1:22pm: Reinforcements have been called in on the red carpet as the rain continues to fall.

Long stick thingies being employed to deal with rain buildup on tent. #oscarspic.twitter.com/L0BQJjYyBG

— Mark Caro (@MarkCaro) February 23, 2015

1:17pm: Is red the colour of the day? Rosamund Pike blends into the red carpet, wearing Givency. She's nominated for an Oscar for her role in 'Gone Girl'. 

The last time Rosamund Pike was wearing this much red, things didn't end well for @ActuallyNPH... #Oscarspic.twitter.com/s1diJ2DkyM

— Lucky Magazine (@LuckyMagazine) February 23, 2015

1:10pm: Everyone's favourite couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen on the red carpet. He's wearing Gucci, she's wearing Zuhair Murad. 

.@chrissyteigen's lipstick game is on point  #Oscarspic.twitter.com/3Ct3BH5rLI

— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) February 23, 2015

1:01pm: It's raining on the red carpet! Best actress nominee Felicity Jones wears a embellished silver dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. 

Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen #Oscarspic.twitter.com/Su8XkMrkbe

— Nico Bellay (@IAMFASHlON) February 22, 2015

12:44pm: Dakota Johnson, wearing red Yves Saint Laurent, is set to present tonight. She's taken her mum Melanie Griffith as her date. 

12:35pm: Australian actress Margo Robbie tells E! the statement necklace she's wearing was designed for the Duchess of Windsor in the 1930s.

12:35pm: Australian actress Margo Robbie smoulders in a low-cut chiffon dress. 

What do you think of @MargotRobbie's #Oscars look? Loving that statement necklace! #ERedCarpetpic.twitter.com/BpTiSmvNTO

— E! News (@ENews) February 22, 2015

12:26pm: Best actress nominee Reese Witherspoon is getting behind the #askhermore campaign. Will she refuse to pose for E's GlamCam 360? 

Best thing to have on #Oscars red carpet? Someone who loves & supports you...(And buys you flowers.) I ❤️ my date! pic.twitter.com/ctnrpe1kaA

— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 22, 2015

12:14pm: Anna Kendrick shines in a coral Thankoon dress. She's set to perform a musical number at this year's ceremony. 

Shine bright like a diamond @AnnaKendrick47#Oscarspic.twitter.com/Hz2us9eWR9

— Seventeen Magazine (@seventeenmag) February 22, 2015

11:58am: Welcome to ONENews.co.nz's live coverage of the 2015 Oscars Ceremony! Best supporting actress nominee Patricia Arquette is in the first batch of celebrities to walk the red carpet, wearing a classic back and white column dress. 

Best Supporting Actress nominee @PattyArquette-she didn’t get a mani bc she was busy w/ a charity project #Oscarspic.twitter.com/D2VNg9K337

— FLARE Magazine (@FLAREfashion) February 22, 2015