MANILA, Philippines – Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman won Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, held Sunday, February 22 (February 23 in Manila).
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole are listed as the recipients of the honor.
The film, about a washed-up Hollywood star famous for his role as the superhero Birdman in days gone by, took the top prize, beating out 7 others in the category. In the film, Riggan Thomson tries to resurrect his career by staging a Broadway play. Throughout the film, he’s haunted by his former alterego – the actual Birdman, who plagues his thoughts.
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