Birdman has finally ended its voyage all through the festivals and awards journey: and it's done with the best possible news. An Academy Award as Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director for Alejandro González Iñárritu. It was a huge success that completes all the awards the movie has collected throughout this year. It was also as one of the great winners of the Golden Globe Awards night; Michael Keaton won his first Globe ever as Best Actor on a Comedy, while the team Alejandro González Iñarritu / Alexander Dinelaris / Nicolás Giacobone / Armando Bo achieved the prize for Best Original Screenplay.
The Best Acting Ensemble was also awarded on the Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Birdman centers on an over-the-hill movie star (Michael Keaton) once made famous by an iconic superhero role and now faces a professional and personal crisis. In a desperate attempt to reclaim his former glory, he takes on a part in a Broadway play, based on a Raymond Carver short story. Over the three days leading up to opening night he runs into all kinds of issues with the play's egotistical leading man (Edward Norton), his ex-wife and his daughter (Emma Stone) - not to mention his sanity.
Alejandro González Iñárritu, the talent behind such poignant dramas as Amores Perros, Babel and 21 Grams, and the crushingly somber Biutiful with Javier Bardem, has made his first comedy with Birdman.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton.
Music supervision: Lynn Fainchtein