1. ”Birdman wins big at Gotham Independent Film Awards.” Other winners include Boyhood, Still Alice, and Dear White People.
“Birdman was the big winner at the Gotham Awards on Monday, as Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s black comedy scored the top prize of best feature and star Michael Keaton took the actor honor. ’I did this film for all of us that in our age are still wandering and questioning what…life is about, what’s the point of all this,’ Inarritu told the audience as he accepted the prize. Birdman, which centers on a washed-up actor who played a superhero (Keaton) as he tries to mount a Broadway show, beat out favorite Boyhood in what observers said entering the evening was a closely contested race. The Richard Linklater coming-of-age pic, which was also nominated for best feature, did take the audience award at the Gothams, after winning top honors from the New York Film Critics Circle earlier Monday.”