Alejandro G. Iñárritu Wins Golden Globe Award

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu was awarded with the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for his feature film Birdman this evening. The film, which was the top contender of the evening with seven nominations, was awarded with two Golden Globes. Leading actor Michael Keaton was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy.

González Iñárritu shared the screenplay award with the Argentinean screenwriters Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bo and American screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris (pictured). In his acceptance speech, the Mexican filmmaker thanked his cast and crew including Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and musician Antonio Sánchez.

Tonight's was second Golden Globe win for Alejandro González Iñárritu after he won the award in 2007 for his feature film Babel. He becomes the only Mexican to ever win the Golden Globe twice. Last year Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón was awarded with the Golden Globe for Best Director for his film Gravity. Other Mexican Golden Globe winners include Gabriel Figueroa (1949), Katy Jurado (1953), Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas' won the prize for Best Actor (1956) and Anthony Quinn (1987).

Latina actress Gina Rodriguez (pictured) was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for her performance on Jane the Virgin. It was Rodriguez's firs Golden Globe nomination.

The 72nd edition of the Golden Globes, handed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and generally considered as a key Oscar indicator, were presented this evening at Los Angeles, California.