'Birdman' wins Oscar for best picture

Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:14am EST
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LOS ANGELES Feb 22 (Reuters) - - "Birdman," a dark satire of show business and fame directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, on Sunday won the Academy Award for best picture, the film industry's highest honor.

The film from Fox Searchlight Pictures FOXA.O portrays a washed-up former superhero actor, played by Michael Keaton, and his struggle to make a comeback in a Broadway play. It stood out among the eight nominees for appearing to be filmed in one long continuous shot.

(Reporting by Mary Milliken; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Actor Michael Keaton (L) and director Alejandro Inarritu accept the Oscar for best picture for his film "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virture of Ignorance)"during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake