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Birdman’ wins Best Picture at Oscars 2015

'Birdman' has captured Hollywood's top honor at the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy won best picture.

By: Associated Press | Los Angeles |
February 23, 2015 10:59:37 am
Oscars 2015, Alejandro González Iñárittu, Best Directing Birdman Oscars 2015 winners: Alejandro González Iñárittu won Best Directing award for Birdman

‘Birdman’ has captured Hollywood’s top honor at the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past won best picture at a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. (See Pics: Oscars 2015 red carpet)

Oscars voters opted for a movie that epitomizes much of Hollywood — showy, ego-mad, desperate for artistic credibility — over one (“Boyhood”) that prized naturalism and patience. “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” also won best director for Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, best original screenplay and best cinematography. (Read: Complete list of Winners)

“Maybe next year the government will inflict immigration restrictions,” said Innaritu, recalling last year’s best director winner, Alfonso Cuaron. “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” (See Pics: Winners)

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