‘Birdman’ nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards on Feb. 22, beating out some of the most acclaimed films of the year to take home the coveted award! Congrats to Michael Keaton and the rest of the cast and crew!
It was an incredibly close call between Boyhood and Birdman, but the Academy ultimately honored the incomparable Birdman with the award for Best Picture at the 2015 Oscars in Los Angeles. HollywoodLifers, do YOU think the super dark comedy deserved to win or were you rooting for another film?
‘Birdman’ Wins Oscar For Best Picture — Michael Keaton Film Wins Big
Sean Penn had the privilege of announcing the final award of the night, and he seemed a little bitter about it, to be honest. “Who gave this son of a b*tch his green card?” Sean joked before revealing Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s film as the winner.
Sean presented the iconic Oscar trophy to Alejandro, as well as cast members Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, and more. Alejandro delivered a heartfelt speech, thanking the cast, crew and oh yeah, his wife, Maria. After someone on stage prompted him, Alejandro sweetly said, “Maria, I love you, you know that. We say that every morning when we wake up.” Aww!
The director then asked his leading man, Michael Keaton, to say a few words. Michael perfectly summed up his feelings by saying, “This is a tremendous honor for me… look, it’s great to be here, who am I kidding?”
The competition for Best Picture was stiffer than ever this year! The other acclaimed nominees included Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Selma, Whiplash and The Theory of Everything. Tough call for the Academy but we think they chose wisely.
Oscars 2015: The Big Winners
Birdman wasn’t the only big winner of the night.
Eddie Redmayne took home the award for Best Actor for his breakthrough performance in The Theory of Everything, and Julianne Moore nabbed the trophy for Best Actress for her role in Still Alice. J.K. Simmons won for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Whiplash, and Patricia Arquette won for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Boyhood.
What an amazing night for these huge talents!
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU agree that Birdman was the best picture of the year? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
— Tierney McAfee