The film, which is hotly tipped to win the Best Picture Academy Award later this month (Feb15), landed the Motion Picture prize at the Satellite Awards in Los Angeles, and Keaton won the Actor in a Motion Picture trophy.
Birdman also landed Best Original Score.
Another Oscars favourite, Julianne Moore, won the best actress prize for playing an Alzheimer’s disease patient in Still Alice, while Boyhood’s Patricia Arquette won the supporting actress prize and J.K. Simmons landed the male equivalent for Whiplash.
Boyhood helmer Richard Linklater won the directing prize and other awards went to Nightcrawler (Screenplay, Original) and The Imitation Game (Screenplay, Adapted), Mr. Turner (Cinematography) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (Costume Design).
In the Tv categories, awards went to stars including Mark Ruffalo, who was named best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for The Normal Heart, Keri Russell, named best Actress in a Series, Drama for The Americans, and Clive Owen, who won best Actor in a Series, Drama for The Knick.
Veteran actress Ellen Burstyn picked up the Mary Pickford lifetime achievement award and iconic special effects company Industrial Light & Magic won the Nikola Tesla Award for Visionary Technical Achievement.