Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is flying high in the Great White North…
The 51-year-old Mexican filmmaker’s Birdman has earned five nominations from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, including Best Film, to lead this year’s field of nominees.
Gonzalez Inarritu, who has already earned critical acclaim and awards recognition across the globe for his dark comedy, picked up two individual mentions.
In the Best Director category, he’ll face off against Boyhood’s Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Wes Anderson.
Gonzalez Inarritu, Linklater and Anderson will also compete in the best screenplay category.
Winners of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle awards will be announced in the Canadian city on Monday, January 5.