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Birdman, Boyhood rule Indie Spirits

21 February 2015 5:49 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The two awards season front-runners kept the race interesting through the final weekend as Birdman took best film and Boyhood’s Richard Linklater best director at the 30th Independent Spirit Awards. 

Michael Keaton earned best actor for Fox Searchlight’s Birdman and Julianne Moore corresponding actress honours for Still Life, which contributed to Sony Pictures Classics’ unbeaten five awards on the night.

Patricia Arquette collected the award for best supporting actress for IFC FilmsBoyhood at the traditional beachside ceremony beneath a cavernous tent in Santa Monica on Saturday afternoon (February 21).

Jk Simmons earned best supporting actor for Whiplash, which also saw editor Tom Cross prevail. Spc released the film. It was a good night for Bold Films, earning two for Whiplash as well as best screenplay and best first feature for Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler, distributed via Open Road.

Emmanuel Lubezki triumphed in the cinematography category for Birdman and Warner Bros’ Inherent Vice took the eighth »

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