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'Birdman' wins big at Academy Awards

(Newser) - Host Neil Patrick Harris opened tonight's Academy Awards with—what else?—a musical number about the glory of movies, joined by special guest appearances by Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, and a bunch of dancers in impressive costumes. After a short, snark-free monologue, the awards began. Stay with us throughout... More »

Birdman Picks Up Oscars Steam at DGAs

Inarritu beats out Linklater's 'Boyhood' to take top prize

(Newser) - The long takes of Alejandro Inarritu's Birdman won out over the long production of Richard Linklater's Boyhood at the Directors Guild Awards yesterday. Both formally ambitious in very different ways, Boyhood and Birdman have been neck-in-neck throughout the awards race. But after dominating the acting and producing guild... More »

Birdman Takes Top SAG Prize

Comedy gets 2nd Oscar boost in 2 days

(Newser) - A big Oscar boost for Birdman: The dark showbiz comedy took home the top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, winning best ensemble the day after it won the top honor at the Producer Guild Awards. The movie has now overtaken Boyhood as front-runner for Best... More »

Birdman Lands 7 Golden Globe Noms

'Boyhood,' 'Imitation Game' rack up 5 nominations each

(Newser) - Birdman continued its roll today , squawking loudly into the Golden Globes race and flying away with a leading seven nominations in the announcement this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press. Boyhood and The Imitation Game trailed with five nods apiece. Those two films led a best drama category that also... More »

Michael Keaton Takes Flight in Birdman

Actor called 'tour de force' in comeback role

(Newser) - Chatter about a Michael Keaton comeback was inevitable when early press started trickling out about Birdman , but he's surpassed expectations and "soars" in the role (as more than one media outlet describes his performance). The surreal movie by Alejandro González Iñárritu, which documents washed-up actor... More »

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