Los Angeles: Alejandro G. Inarritu walked away with his first ever Oscar award for his direction in 'Birdman'.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu at the Oscars. Pic/AFP
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The movie narrates the tale of Riggan Thomson, best known to the public as Birdman - the superhero he once played in a series of films. He hopes to re-establish himself as a serious actor by mounting his own dramatic production on Broadway.
With self-doubt hindering the project, Thomson also finds himself threatened by the presence of a high-profile, egotistical movie star in his cast.
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Inarritu was nominated for the award alongside Richard Linklater ('Boyhood'), Bennett Miller ('Foxcatcher'), Wes Anderson ('The Grand Budapest Hotel') and Morten Tyldum ('The Imitation Game').