The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu was the big winner of the 2015 Oscars with his film Birdman, a comedy about ego and self-esteem.

Iñárritu went home with four of the nine awards he was nominated for, including Best Director and Original Screenplay, beating “Boyhood”, the other favorite of the night, they just took the award for Best Supporting Actress Deal for Patricia Arquette.

“Behind this film there are true heroes, but the idea was really crazy. A script about a middle-aged man, cross-legged, who could not go anywhere and we are here,” said the director, visibly moved.

In his dedication he asked Mexico to build “a government that serves” and prayed that immigrants in the United States are treated with “dignity and respect”.

But his speech wasn’t totally serious; he also said  Michael Keaton’s tighty whities from the Birdman film were his good luck charm for the night. “They are tight and smell like balls,” he joked at the podium.

Mexico also exploded with joy at his victory and Emmanuel Lubezki, who won Best Director of Photography for the second year in a row. (Amelia Rueda)

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica