Michael Keaton has been acting since 1977, and after starring in “Birdman” — the film about a washed-up actor’s attempt to come back — it seemed like he thought he might win the Oscar for best actor.
But after the presenters called Eddie Redmayne’s name, Keaton, who was sitting front row, clapped and stuffed his acceptance speech back in his jacket, and it was easily the saddest moment of the whole awards show. (RELATED: Don’t Think ‘American Sniper’ Got Snubbed? This Might Change Your Mind)
“Birdman” did later win Best Picture, and when director Alejandro G. Iñárritu asked Keaton to speak, he called the film a “tremendous experience.”
“These guys are as bold as bold could be,” Keaton said, “it was just a tremendous honor for me – look, it’s great to be here who am I kidding, this is just great fun, thank you very much.”