"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" won the Spirit Award for best feature at the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.
The film also won the award in the male lead category for actor Michael Keaton and in cinematography, making "Birdman" the top winner of the night.
The other acting awards went to Julianne Moore for female lead, J.K. Simmons for supporting male and Patricia Arquette for supporting female.
The award for director went to Richard Linklater for "Boyhood," although actor Ethan Hawke accepted the award on Linklater's behalf.
Actors Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell hosted the live telecast.
A complete list of nominees and winners follows:
WINNER: "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" - Producers: Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole
"Boyhood" - Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland
"Love Is Strange" - Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy
"Selma" - Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey
"Whiplash" - Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak
Damien Chazelle - "Whiplash"
Ava DuVernay - "Selma"
Alejandro G. Inarritu - "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
WINNER: Richard Linklater - "Boyhood"
David Zellner - "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter"
Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski - "Big Eyes"
J.C. Chandor - "A Most Violent Year"
WINNER: Dan Gilroy - "Nightcrawler"
Jim Jarmusch - "Only Lovers Left Alive"
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias - "Love Is Strange"
"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" - Director: Ana Lily Amirpour; producers: Justin Begnaud, Sina Sayyah
"Dear White People" - Director/producer: Justin Simien; producers: Effie T. Brown, Ann Le, Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Lena Waithe
WINNER: "Nightcrawler" - Director: Dan Gilroy; producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak
"Obvious Child" - Director: Gillian Robespierre; producer: Elisabeth Holm
"She’s Lost Control" - Director/producer: Anja Marquardt; producers: Mollye Asher, Kiara C. Jones
Desiree Akhavan - "Appropriate Behavior"
Sara Colangelo - "Little Accidents"
Justin Lader - "The One I Love"
Anja Marquardt - "She's Lost Control"
WINNER: Justin Simien - "Dear White People"
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
"Blue Ruin" - Writer/director: Jeremy Saulnier; producers:Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani
"It Felt Like Love" - Writer/director/Producer: Eliza Hittman; producers: Shrihari Sathe, Laura Wagner
WINNER: "Land Ho!" - Writers/directors: Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens; producers: Christina Jennings, Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy
"Man From Reno" - Writer/director: Dave Boyle; writers: Joel Clark, Michael Lerman; producer: Ko Mori
"Test" - Writer/director/producer: Chris Mason Johnson; producer: Chris Martin
Marion Cotillard - "The Immigrant"
Rinko Kikuchi - "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter"
WINNER: Julianne Moore - "Still Alice"
Jenny Slate - "Obvious Child"
Tilda Swinton - "Only Lovers Left Alive"
André Benjamin - "Jimi: All Is By My Side"
Jake Gyllenhaal - "Nightcrawler"
WINNER: Michael Keaton - "Birdman"
John Lithgow - "Love Is Strange"
David Oyelowo - "Selma"
WINNER: Patricia Arquette - "Boyhood"
Jessica Chastain - "A Most Violent Year"
Carmen Ejogo - "Selma"
Andrea Suarez Paz - "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors"
Emma Stone - "Birdman"
Riz Ahmed - "Nightcrawler"
Ethan Hawke - "Boyhood"
Alfred Molina - "Love Is Strange"
Edward Norton - "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
WINNER: J.K. Simmons - "Whiplash"
Darius Khondji - "The Immigrant"
WINNER: Emmanuel Lubezki - "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
Sean Porter - "It Felt Like Love"
Lyle Vincent - "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"
Bradford Young - "Selma"
Sandra Adair - "Boyhood"
WINNER: Tom Cross - "Whiplash"
John Gilroy - "Nightcrawler"
Ron Patane - "A Most Violent Year"
Adam Wingard - "The Guest"
"20,000 Days on Earth" - Directors: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard; producers: Dan Bowen, James Wilson
WINNER: "Citizenfour" - Director/producer: Laura Poitras; producers: Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky
"Stray Dog" - Director: Debra Granik; Producer: Anne Rosellini
"The Salt of the Earth" - Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders; producer: David Rosier
"Virunga" - Director/producer: Orlando Von Einsiedel; producer: Joanna Natasegara
"Force Majeure" (Sweden) - Director: Ruben Ostlund
WINNER: "Ida" (Poland) - Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
"Leviathan" (Russia) - Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
"Mommy" (Canada) - Director: Xavier Dolan
"Norte, the End of History" (Philippines) - Director: Lav Diaz
"Under the Skin" (United Kingdom) - Director: Jonathan Glazer
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
"Inherent Vice" - Director: Paul Thomas Anderson; casting director: Cassandra Kulukundis; ensemble cast: Josh Brolin, Martin Donovan, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, Joaquin Phoenix, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Serena Scott Thomas, Benicio Del Toro, Katherine Waterston, Michael Kenneth Williams, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon
SPECIAL DISTINCTION AWARD
"Foxcatcher" - Director/producer: Bennett Miller; producers: Anthony Bregman, Megan Ellison, Jon Kilik; writers: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman; actors: Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum
18th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
WINNER: Chris Ohlson
21st ANNUAL KIEHL'S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" - Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
WINNER: "H." - Directors: Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia
"The Retrieval" - Director: Chris Eska
20th ANNUAL LENSCRAFTERS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
"Approaching the Elephant" - Director: Amanda Rose Wilder
"Evolution of a Criminal" - Director: Darius Clark Monroe
WINNER: "The Kill Team" - Director: Dan Krauss
"The Last Season" - Director: Sara Dosa