23 Feb 2015 - 4:19 PM  UPDATED 23 Feb 2015 - 4:23 PM

"Birdman," a dark satire of show business and fame directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, has won the Academy Award for best picture, the film industry's highest honor.

The film from Fox Searchlight Pictures portrays a washed-up former superhero actor, played by Michael Keaton, and his struggle to make a comeback in a Broadway play.

It stood out among the eight nominees for appearing to be filmed in one long continuous shot.