Birdman awarded by the DGA and by BAFTA
Alejandro González Iñárrito’s Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which opened the 12th edition of FICM last year, added two prizes to its cache this weekend.
González Iñárritu won Best Director, awarded by the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) and Emmanuel Lubezki won the BAFTA for Best Cinematography. Congratulations to both!
This is the second Best Cinematography BAFTA that Lubezki has won in consecutive years – in 2014 he was awarded the same prize for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (2013), which opened the 11th edition of FICM. Last year Cuarón also won Best Director from the DGA, the prize that was this year awarded to González Iñárritu.
Birdman has received numerous prizes since its premier, including two Golden Globes and four special prizes at the Venice Film Festival, and it is nominated in nine OSCAR categories: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mix, Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Original Script.
The Oscar Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday 22nd of February – we hope to see Birdman’s collection of prizes continue to grow!