Whiplash Wins, Jazz Loses | Brian Ross

February 23, 2015 8:15 PM

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Whiplash Wins, Jazz Loses | Brian Ross

The indie movies were the big winners at the 2015 Oscars, but the biggest loser was jazz.

J.K. Simmons won a well-deserved Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Terence Flethcer, an abusive "genius" director of a big band at some New Yorkish Jazz conservatory, pitted against Miles Teller's Andrew Neyman, an equally arrogant egotistical young drummer who sees himself as the sec...

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