February 22, 2015 10:28 pm
Updated: February 23, 2015 6:12 am

Oscars 2015: Canadians Chris Williams, Craig Mann win

Chris Williams, left, and Craig Mann.

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TORONTO – Canadian Chris Williams and Craig Mann picked up Oscars at Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

Williams, who co-directed Big Hero 6, accepted the award for best animated feature.

Williams was born in the U.S. but was raised and educated in Ontario.

Williams, a graduate of Sheridan College in Oakville, was previously nominated for the 2008 film Bolt.

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His movie was up against How To Train Your Dragon 2 by Quebec native Dean DeBlois and Sault Ste. Marie-born Graham Annable, co-director of The Boxtrolls.

Earlier, the Sound Mixing award went to Mann for his work on Whiplash.

Mann was born in Oakville, Ont. and grew up in both Pickering and Burlington. He graduated from the music engineering program at Fanshawe College in London, Ont. and worked at Toronto’s Casablanca Sound before moving to Los Angeles.

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