“Birdman” movie won the most anticipated award of this year’s Oscars, bringing home the award for Best Picture.
The picture’s director,Â Alejandro GonzĂˇlez IĂ±Ăˇrritu, dedicated his victoryÂ to Mexican immigrants saying, “I just pray they can be treated with the same dignity and respect as the ones who came before.Â Our work only will be judged, as always, by time.”
The Mexican producer later confessed that the movie came from learning to be fearless in filmmaking.
“Fear is the condom of life. It doesn’t allow you to enjoy things,” Inarritu said backstage at the 87th Academy Awards.
“The reward for the Fox Searchlight satire hews to an Academy tradition of awarding films that honor the entertainment industry, such as “Argo” and “The Artist” in recent years,” Mashable writes.
Eddie Redmayne was awarded with the Best Actor thanks to his outstandingÂ portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything”, robbing “Birdman” lead and former superhero actor Michael Keaton of a big comeback moment.
“I am fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man,” Redmayne said. “This Oscar belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS.”
“I thought Eddie Redmayne portrayed me very well,” the physicist said after seeing the film. “At times, I thought he was me.”
It should be noted that each of the eight best picture nominees took homeÂ at least one award, but this night appeared to be a dissapointing one for “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s unprecedented 12-year endeavor to depict the simple story of a boy growing up, using the same actors. It won one Oscar out of its six nods.
Wes Anderson’s colorful caper, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” proved popular among the 6,100 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who vote for the Oscars, winning four awards on its nine nominations.
Five-time nominee Julianne Moore won best actress, also for her portrayal of an illness, as a middle-aged woman suffering Alzheimer’s in “Still Alice.”
“I read an article that said that winning an Oscar could lead to living five years longer,” said the 54-year-old Moore. “If that’s true, I’d really like to thank the Academy because my husband is younger than me.”
“I believe in hard work. And I like stories about real people and real relationships and real families, and that’s what I respond to. This movie had all those things in it,” the actress added.
Poland’s “Ida” was crownedÂ best foreign-language film, and director Pawel Pawlikowski pushed the 45-second acceptance speech boundary to thank “my Polish friends who are in front of the TV, the crew who were in the trenches with us and who are totally drunk now, and you were fantastic.”
“Best documentary went to “Citizenfour,” director Laura Poitras’ feature about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who detailed the secret mass surveillance programs,” Reuters reports.
“The subject of ‘Citizenfour,’ Edward Snowden, could not be here for some treason,” joked Harris.