Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu Q&A: ‘Birdman’

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu tries not to get too flustered by the competition surrounding showbiz awards. With a wry smile, he tells Gold Derby, "You pass very fast from a nominee to a loser in one second."

Sometimes, yes, but he's won lots of awards for "Babel" and "Birdman" and he's grateful. Awards play a key role in movies' success, he says, 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 at the box office 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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