'Birdman' vs 'Boyhood' Oscar battle heats up after Spirit Awards

Sunday, 22 February 2015 - 12:34

Dark showbiz satire "Birdman," and coming-of-age tale "Boyhood," took the top honors at the Independent Spirit Awards, a day before Hollywood's biggest night when both will face off in the top Oscars categories.

"Birdman," nominated for nine Oscars, won three Spirit Awards, including the top prize of best feature.

"Birdman" led the nominees with five nods along with jazz drama "Whiplash," which won two accolades, and civil rights drama "Selma," which left empty handed.