Winners at the 87th annual Academy Awards on February 22 spoke to the media backstage after picking up their trophies.
Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who picked up the best director and best picture awards, compared making his film to making love.
"I haven't figured out why I did what I did in this film. Why I took those chances. I think when you lose fear, I think fear is incredible, fear is the condom of life. It doesn't allow you to enjoy things, so it's only when you get the condom fucking out that you said ok, probably get it or now, so I pull it out. I did it without and this is the result. It was real. It was making love for sure," he said.
"I've had the opportunity to work with extraordinary people and I've had the virtue taught to me by my father to work very hard and this proud moment is a result of that," he added.
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu's story of a washed-up, former superhero actor attempting an improbable comeback on Broadway won four Oscars in its nine nominations, including best director, the second consecutive win in that category for a Mexican filmmaker. Birdman won 4 awards for best picture, best director, best original screenplay, and best cinematography.