2015 Oscars: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Picture
The 2015 Oscar Best Picture race was highly contested and no one was sure who would win, but Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman ultimately won the award, beating out Boyhood, for Best Picture at the 2015 Oscars.
Birdman took home the Oscar for Best Picture, beating out Boyhood, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, Ava DuVernay’s Selma, Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.
Iñárritu won Best Director earlier in the night, and he also took home part of the Best Original Screenplay award, sharing the prize with his co-writers Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo. 2015 was his first time winning an Oscar but, as he noted, the second straight year a Mexican director won at the Oscars.
Birdman won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay, tying it with The Grand Budapest Hotel for the most Oscars with a total of four.
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