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'Birdman' Takes 2015 Oscars' Biggest Prize

Michael Keaton smokes pot in Birdman, so he was our favorite Oscar nominee. While Keaton lost in the Best Actor competition to Eddue Redmayne (Theory of Everything), the movie won the top award: Best Picture. Sadly, Richard Linklater, who directed Boyhood, went home empty handed.

Birdman is the first movie to win the Best Picture Oscar that includes marijuana since American Beauty in 1999.

Here are our favorite Oscar nominees, and who and what won and lost:

Birdman - Best Picture WON, Director WON, Original Screenplay WON, Cinematography WON, Sound Editing LOST to American Sniper, Sound Mixing LOST to Whiplash (nine noms)

Boyhood - Best Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Film Editing (six noms) LOST in each category

Inherent Vice - Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design (two noms) LOST in both categories

Michael Keaton - Actor in a Leading Role for Birdman LOST 

Reese Witherspoon - Actress in a Leading Role for Wild LOST to Juliane Moore (Still Alice)

Ethan Hawke - Actor in a Supporting Role for Boyhood LOST to J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Ed Norton - Actor in a Supporting Role for Birdman LOST

Emma Stone - Actress in a Supporting Role for Birdman LOST to Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Patricia Arquette - Actor in a Supporting Role for Boyhood WON

Laura Dern - Actor in a Supporting Role for Wild LOST

The Academy Awards were handed out Feb 22 on ABC. Neil Patrick Harris hosted. Check out the nominees and winners here.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.