Birdman wins Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards 2015

February 22nd, 2015

'Birdman' won Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards 2015.

The Michael Keaton-fronted drama beat off competition from Richard Linklater's acclaimed 'Boyhood' to win the top prize at the ceremony which was held in Santa Monica, California, yesterday (21.02.15).

Keaton, 63, also took home the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of washed-up actor, Riggan, in the film, while Emmanuel Lubezki was honoured for his cinematography on the Oscar-nominated picture.

However, Linklater wasn't left disappointed after beating 'Birdman' director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu in the Best Director category.

Oscar-nominated Julianne Moore took home Best Actress for her role as Alzheimer's sufferer Dr Alice Howland in 'Still Alice', while Best Supporting Female went to Patricia Arquette for 'Boyhood', who has already picked up the Best Actress Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance.

Best Supporting Male went to J.K. Simmons for his role as music teacher, Fletcher, in the drama 'Whiplash'.


The Independent Spirit Awards 2015 winners list:


Best Feature:

Birdman


Best Director:

Richard Linklater - Boyhood


Best Female Lead:

Julianne Moore - Still Alice


Best Male Lead:

Michael Keaton - Birdman


Best Supporting Female:

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood


Best Supporting Male:

J.K. Simmons - Whiplash


Best Screenplay:

Dan Gilroy - Nightcrawler


Best First Feature:

Nightcrawler


Best First Screenplay:

Justin Simien - Dear White People


John Cassavetes Award:

Land Ho!


Best Cinematography:

Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman


Best Editing:

Tom Cross - Whiplash


Best Documentary:

Citizenfour


Best International Film:

Ida (Poland)


Robert Altman Award:

Inherent Vice


Special Distinction Award:

Foxcatcher