“Birdman” trumps “Boyhood” at the Oscars

February 23, 2015 6:20 AM

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The big narrative going into tonight’s ceremony was “Boyhood” vs. “Birdman.” And now the Academy has spoken, with Iñárritu’s sly dark comedy about the world of showbiz taking home Best Picture over Linklater’s 12-year coming-of-age epic.

In addition to winning best picture, Iñárritu also won for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, two categories many critics had gone into the ceremony saying were too close to call. “Birdman” cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki — who also won for last year’s “Gravity” — took home the prize for B...

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