Hours after the New York Film Critics Circle favoured Boyhood, the Gotham Awards have presented two key honours to Birdman.
The film was named best feature and earned a best actor prize for Michael Keaton.
Julianne Moore was named best actress for Still Alice, while CITIZENFOUR prevailed in the documentary category. The Gotham Independent Film Audience Award went to Boyhood.
Full list of winners:
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Gotham Independent Film Audience Award
Richard Linklater, director; Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, producers
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ana Lily Amirpour, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Tessa Thompson, Dear White People