‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

February 23, 2015 8:32 PM

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‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.

On a stormy night in Hollywood, the 87th annual Academy Awards – which came in humbled by backlash to its all-white acting nominees – bristled with politics and heartfelt speeches about women’s rights, immigration, suicide prevention and race.

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