‘Birdman’ soars, ‘Boyhood’ stalls at 87th Academy Awards

February 23, 2015 5:19 AM

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), the story of a washed-up movie star trying to revive his career by directing a Broadway play, was the big winner at the 87th Academy Awards, taking home four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Birdman, which was tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel heading into the ceremony with nine nominations each, became one of the most unusual winners in Oscar history, its acerbic sense of humor and unusual, prickly style sharply dividing audiences.

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