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Showbiz romp ‘Birdman’ wins US Producers Guild’s top trophy

January 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birdman” has received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America’s highest film award at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Saturday’s win for Alejandro Inarritu’s showbiz romp gives the film new momentum following its upset loss to “The Grand Budapest Hotel” in the Golden Globes’ comedy category earlier this month.

Many of the PGA’s 6,700 members are also Oscar voters. For the past seven years, the guild’s choice for its top trophy went on to win the best picture prize at the Academy Awards.

Other award winners Saturday included “The Lego Movie” for animated feature, “Life Itself” for documentary film, “Fargo” for television movie or miniseries, “Breaking Bad” for TV drama series and “Orange Is the New Black” for TV comedy series.

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