Thursday, February 5, 2015

González Iñárritu's BIRDMAN Continues Racking Up Awards– Wins Four 2015 Australian Academy's International Awards

Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman (or, The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won four of seven categories at the AACTA International Awards. This year's awards, presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), were hosted by Nicole Kidman and AACTA president Geoffrey Rush. Held annually in Los Angeles, California, and now in its fourth year, the AACTA International Awards aim to recognize film excellence regardless of geography. They are organized by the Australian Film Institute and coincide with the annual AACTA Awards in Australia.

Birdman won AACTA International Awards for Best Lead Actor (Michael Keaton), Best Screenplay (González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bó), Best Direction (González Iñárritu), and Best Film. The film was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton) and Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone and Naomi Watts).

For more information (including a list of the winners), click here and here.

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