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Birdman' Wins Best Picture Oscar; 'American Sniper' Picks Up One Academy Award for Sound Editing

Heavily favored "Birdman" won Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards.

"American Sniper" was among the nominees for Best Picture but took home only one award Sunday night — for Sound Editing. "American Sniper" also received nominations for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing and Sound Mixing.

"Birdman" was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (who took home the Oscar for directing) and starred Michael Keaton as an "aging superhero movie star suffering an identity crisis — and seeking redemption by mounting a serious Broadway play," the Associated Press reported.

Here's a trailer for "Birdman":

This story has been updated.

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