THE MAJOR FILMMAKER OF THE MOMENT
In 2015, Alejandro González Iñárritu took home the Oscar for Best Picture, as well as Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the movie Birdman. This groundbreaking comedy-drama film takes a stunning look at fame and a fading star that’s presented as though the entire movie were shot in a single take. González Iñárritu produced grand, spectacular, star-powered cinema – a cosmological blockbuster – that makes us ask again what cinema can do and can be.
Collecting the award for Best Picture, González Iñárritu said: “Ego loves competition, because for someone to win, someone has to lose. But the paradox is that true art can’t be compared, can’t be labeled, can’t be defeated. My work and the work of my fellow nominees will be judged only by time.”
Previously González Iñárritu was nominated for Amores Perros and Biutiful in the foreign language category and for director and producer of Babel. The Revenant, which he co-wrote with Mark L. Smith and starring Leonardo DiCaprio will be released worldwide in 2016.
“Birdman came from a very beautiful side of me, from a part of honesty and surrender about things.”