Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu on ‘Birdman,’ Golden Globes and Oscars (exclusive video)

On the eve of the Golden Globes, as Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu‘s “Birdman” Ieads with the most nominations, what is the famed auteur thinking?

He’s planning to “concentrate and enjoy the moment” when Sunday comes and try not to worry too much about the competition. In our video chat (watch below), Inarritu notes with a wry smile that, at award shows, “You pass very fast from a nominee to a loser in one second.”

Sometimes, yes, but his “Babel” won Best Drama Picture of 2006 at the Golden Globes and now Gold Derby gives “Birdman” the best odds to win Best Comedy/Musical Picture and Actor (Michael Keaton). Some pundits like me even believe he’ll win Best Director.

Awards play a key role in movies’ success, he notes, adding, “All of the attention generated by awards and nominations definitely have an impact on the world of box office. People relax and buy the ticket when they see it’s nominated for an award. It’s kind of a free ride of promotion around the world.

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“The tragedy of cinema is that it’s an art and industry at the same time. And that is what is interesting about it. The nature of cinema is that it is contradictory and when films survive through that, it’s a miracle.”

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