The poor man's Independent Spirit awards were held tonight, where Birdman managed to pull off an upset over Boyhood to take the top prize, sweeping Michael Keaton along with it for his first Best Actor win of the season. I wouldn't say this win is as important as the NYCC earlier today though- like I said, these are kind of the poor man's Indie Spirits, and Inside Llewyn Davis won here last year, so it may not mean anything. But good for them all the same- we never like a season where the same movie sweeps everything in sight, it's too boring.
GOTHAM AWARD WINNERS
Breakthrough Actor: Tessa Thompson, Dear White People
Breakthrough Director: Ana Lily Amirpour, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Audience Award: Boyhood
Best Actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Feature: Birdman
Interestingly, it does look like Citizenfour might be on its way to a virtual sweep of the critics awards this year, and Julianne Moore may have started what's expected to be a pretty dominant run in the Best Actress category (which is more due to her lack of competition and a desire to give her a "career" award than anything else).