UPDATE: "Birdman" has won the Oscar for Best Picture and put it on the same path as Best Director this year. That hasn't happened for the last two years. "Birdman" marked another recent win for a movie about show business.
UPDATE: "Shades" took in another $30 million Friday as it will likely take down a Presidents' Day record in the states. However, it will have to push harder to take the R-rated movie opening of all time. It may still do that.
The British Academy Film Awards hand "Boyhood" a big win as it further sets up a race between it and "Birdman." After last night's Directors Guild of America awards, some may have settled on "Birdman" for Oscar gold.