LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birdman” is looking to drop another trophy into its nest ahead of the Academy Awards.
After taking top honors from the acting and producing guilds, the film about a washed-up Hollywood actor faces its final fight at the Directors Guild Awards.
“Birdman” writer-director Alejandro Inarritu and “Boyhood” filmmaker Richard Linklater are considered front-runners for the feature film director prize at Saturday’s 67th annual ceremony in Los Angeles.
The guild dispenses awards to directors in TV and movie categories in what’s customarily a final calling for the film that goes on to win the best director trophy and possibly best picture at the Academy Awards.
The other nominees are Wes Anderson for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Morten Tyldum for “The Imitation Game” and Clint Eastwood for “American Sniper.”