‘Birdman’ flies over Oscars; Moore, Redmayne also win

(CNN) – “Birdman” soared late at the 87th Academy Awards, winning the big prize: best picture.

The film, about a onetime superhero actor — played by Michael Keaton — making a comeback bid through a Broadway play, was filled with unusual touches: filmed as if all one shot, scored with a jazzy-drum soundtrack, shaded with magical realism, largely the vision of director and co-writer Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu.

“This guy is as bold as bold could be,” Keaton said of the director as he took a turn at the microphone during the best picture acceptance.

The film won three other honors: directing, cinematography — the second straight Oscar for cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who won last year for “Gravity” — and original screenplay. Iñarritu is the second Mexican director to win in two years, after “Gravity’s” Alfonso Cuaron.

“Two Mexicans in a row, that’s suspicious,” Iñarritu joked.

“Birdman” had appeared to take the lead in the

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