'Birdman' wins Producers Guild's top trophy

Jan 25, 2015 11:39 AM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Birdman" received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

The win delivers needed momentum to Alejandro Inarritu's showbiz romp 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 and for the past seven years, the guild's choices for its top trophy went on to win the best-picture prize at the Academy Awards.

Other trophies presented Saturday night included "The Lego Movie" for animated feature, "Life Itself" for documentary film, "Fargo" for television movie or miniseries, "Breaking Bad" for TV drama series, "Orange is the New Black" for TV comedy series.

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