Watch Michael Keaton Put Away His Oscar Acceptance Speech After Losing to Eddie Redmayne
A viral clip of the Birdman actor surfaced on Vine
The video shows the Birdman lead actor shoving his acceptance speech back into his jacket pocket as The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne walks to the winner’s podium.
Keaton, who won a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award, was a sentimental favorite to win the Best Actor Oscar. But although he missed out, his comeback film, Birdman, took home four awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
The 63-year-old actor was a good sport despite the loss. As the Birdman cast joined director Alejandro Gonzélez Iñérritu on stage to accept the Best Picture win, Keaton said, “It’s great to be here – who am I kidding?”
And he knows just how to combat his not-so-good days. In a personal video for PEOPLE – shot by photographer-director Peggy Sirota – he discusses exactly what to do when the going gets tough: “I pulled myself up from the beginning and I pull myself up just about every job. Don’t whine, don’t complain, just keep going.”