This evening J.K. Simmons won an Oscar for the best supporting actor of the year for his work in the film, “Whiplash.” The other nominees included:
– Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
– Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
– Edward Norton, “Birdman”
– Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
This represents Simmons first Oscar nomination, who is 60-years-old and a longtime actor. He also won the Golden Globe a month ago.
The film “Whiplash” also won Oscars on the evening for best sound mixing and film editing.