ByCarl Morris, writer at

At the 87th academy awards last month Boyhood went toe-to-toe with Birdman for numerous awards (and lost) except Best Supporting Actress. But why? Birdman managed to win four major awards:

  • Best Director
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Picture

Frankly I find the Best Director and Cinematography awards justifiable. However Best Picture should go to the best film which was Boyhood. Best Original Screenplay probably belongs to Wes Anderson for the Grand Budapest Hotel.

So, Boyhood or Birdman, which is better? For me it has to be Boyhood for the simple factor of it's re-watch ability I've seen Boyhood four times since the new year, I've seen Birdman just once.

One category that I do think Birdman was cheated out of was the Best Actor where I think Michael Keaton put in an Oscar worthy performance.

Even though I said the Best Director was Justifiable I would still have given the award to Richard Linklater. After saying that I'm a massive fan of AGI's and have followed his work before Birdman.

With Alejandro G. Inarritu's new movie "The Revanent" set for release at the end of the year (starring Leonardo Di Caprio). I wonder what will sweep the Oscars next year?


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