Birdman Wins Best Screenplay at the 2015 Golden Globes
Posted on January 13, 2015
Birdman won the award for Best Screenplay at the 2015 Golden Globes. The film's four screenwriters - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo - are pictured in the above photograph. Inarritu, who also directed the film, is holding the statue.
The film was first screened at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. It beat out the other four nominees: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Gone Girl, Boyhood and The Imitation Game.
Birdman stars Michael Keaton as a Hollywood actor who is best known for his role as a superhero. Keaton's character Riggan Thomson is trying to regain his acting career through a Broadway production. Keaton won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in the role.
During his acceptance speech, Inarritu praised Keaton and the rest of the star-studded cast which includes Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone and Andrea Riseborough. He also praised his fellow writers saying it was the best experience of his life and a very collaborative effort.
The four writers were also interviewed in the Golden Globes press room. Inarritu says you would have never thought this team of serious screenwriters would write a comedy because they are "not funny guys." He says it was a very enjoyable experience and they laughed writing every page of the screenplay. The screenwriters added that they set out to write a comedy and failed and that's why it worked. They say that in the end it ended up being about what happened to the character. Take a look:
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