1. “Oscar 2015 Winners.” Academy Awards: Birdman Wins Best Picture Oscar.
“For the third time in four years, Hollywood’s top honor went to a story mostly about itself: Birdman won best picture at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Despite relatively meager domestic ticket sales of $37.8 million, Birdman had been the favorite to win best picture, having swept the top prize at banquet after banquet leading up to the Oscars. Minutes before, Alejandro G. Iñárritu had won best director for Birdman. which also collected Oscars for best original screenplay and the cinematography of Emmanuel Lubezki. ’Tonight I am wearing the real Michael Keaton tighty whities,’ Mr. Iñárritu said, a joke about the long Broadway walk Mr. Keaton, the star, takes in his skivvies during the film.”