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Gotham awards: 'Birdman' flies as Inarritu, Linklater swap speeches
Gotham awards: 'Birdman' flies as Inarritu, Linklater swap speeches

A topsy-turvy awards day began with “Boyhood” and matured into “Birdman,” as the two dramas traded prizes at a pair of East Coast institutions. The Richard Linklater film kicked off the post-Thanksgiving awards burst by taking top honors of best film and director at the New York Film Critics Circle. But after following that up with an audience award at the Gotham Awards, the coming-of-age pic gave way to Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman,” which notched wins for best film and Michael Keaton’s performance as lead actor in the downtown ceremony Monday.  “Boyhood” was nominated in both categories but came away empty. The Gothams,...

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