‘Birdman’ Dominates Spirit Award Nominations – But What’s a History?

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Alejandro Inarritu’s comic anticipation Birdman leads a nominations for a Film Independent Spirit Awards with nods in 6 categories including best picture. However, a many engaging growth to come from Tuesday’s list is a assignment of a vital studio recover – polite rights play Selma.

BirdmanBirdman leads a Film Independent Spirit Awards, while Michael Keaton [above] is nominated for Best Actor

Birdman also perceived nominations for Inarritu as director, lead actor Michael Keaton, and supports for Emma Stone and Edward Norton. The film follows a once-great Hollywood actor perplexing to reignite his career by ascent a Broadway play.

Boyhood – a stream favourite to win Best Picture during a Oscars – was approaching to browbeat a nominations yet Birdman has offering a important challenge. 

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Given a inlet of a preference process, winners of a Spirit Award for Best Picture frequency go on to win a vital endowment during a Oscars. In fact, given 2000, usually dual movies, The Artist and final year’s 12 Years a Slave have triumphed during both ceremonies. However, winners of Best Actor during a Sprits have fared improved during a Academy Awards, with Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Jeff Bridges and Philip Seymour Hoffman all winning both awards (though Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler and Bill Murray for Lost in Translation were both attacked on cinema’s biggest night despite, after winning a Spirit). Michael Keaton – who was nominated on Tuesday – is a stream favourite to win Best Actor during a Oscars and it is doubtful that he will be beaten during a Spirits.

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As for Best Actress, it’s glorious news for this week’s nominees Rinko Kikuchi, Jenny Slate, Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore and Marion Cotillard given 3 of a winners of a Spirit Award (Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman) have left on to win a Oscar given 2010. 

The Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Feb 21, 2015.

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