Actor jokes afterwards that he 'took the Birdman flying thing way too far'
Birdman‘s Michael Keaton fell off stage after collecting his third Critics’ Choice Award at a ceremony in LA last night (January 15) – though fortunately for the actor, his tumble wasn’t captured on camera.
Keaton, 62, won two Best Actor prizes at the annual awards ceremony for his performance as a faded Hollywood star on the comeback trail, and also collected the trophy for Best Acting Ensemble on behalf of Birdman‘s starry cast, which also includes Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis.
The actor later laughed off his Jennifer Lawrence-style stumble, joking: “I took the Birdman flying thing way too far”.
Keaton’s victories at the Critics’ Choice Awards capped off a highly successful day for the actor, who had earlier received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance in Birdman. The acclaimed dark comedy from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu is joint frontrunner for this year’s Academy Awards after racking up nine nominations, the same number as Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Meanwhile, Keaton has recently been linked to the lead role in The Founder, a forthcoming film about Ray Kroc, the salesman who turned burger chain McDonald’s into a global franchise.