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Spirit Awards 2015: 'Birdman' builds Oscar momentum
Spirit Awards 2015: 'Birdman' builds Oscar momentum

The Spirit Awards have long fashioned themselves as an antidote to the Oscars and the mainstream Hollywood those prizes represent. But Saturday afternoon, under a beachside tent in Santa Monica, the ceremony looked like a possible preview of its weekend counterpart, as Academy Awards front-runner “Birdman” came away the day's big winner. Written and directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, the dark comedy — which is the favorite to win Oscar's best picture — nabbed three Spirits, including the top honor of best feature and male lead for Michael Keaton. “We'd all be remiss if we didn't take a moment and thank Narcissus. He doesn't get...

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