Bird Man Oscar front-runner with nine nominations
A washed up actor who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play. The film has earned nominations for Best Picture; Best Actor for Michael Keaton; Director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; Supporting Actor, Edward Norton; Supporting Actress, Emma Stone; Original Screenplay and Cinematography; as well as some technical categories.
Bird Man also stars Zach Galifianakis. The screenplay is by Alejandro G. Inarritu and Nicolas Giacobone.