Canadians are set to compete for a slew of Academy Awards at the Oscars on Sunday. Here’s a look at who to root for:
“Brooklyn,” best picture: This Canada-Ireland-U.K. co-production was partly shot in Montreal and features homegrown actors including Jessica Pare and Emily Bett Rickards.
“Room,” best picture: This Canada-Ireland co-production is based on Emma Donoghue’s novel “Room,” which she adapted for the big screen. It was shot in Toronto and features one of today’s youngest leading men: nine-year-old Jacob Tremblay of Vancouver.
Emma Donoghue, best adapted screenplay: the Irish-Canadian author seeks an Oscar for the adaptation of her own book about a mother and son held captive for years in a garden shed.
Adam Benzine, best documentary short subject: This Toronto-based director gets his first nomination for Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, best documentary short subject: This Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker is in the running for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.
Chris Duesterdiek, achievement in sound mixing: The Vancouver-based sound mixer gets the nod as part of the team on The Revenant.
Paul Massey, achievement in sound mixing: The sound mixer was nominated as part of the team behind The Martian.
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Rachel McAdams, best supporting actress: The London, Ont.-born actress nabs her first nomination for her role in Spotlight.
Robert Pandini, achievement in makeup and hairstyling: The Edmonton-born Pandini was nominated as part of the team on The Revenant.
Hamish Purdy, achievement in production design: The set decorator is up for his work on The Revenant.
Cameron Waldbauer, achievement in visual effects: The B.C.-based effects whiz gets a nomination as part of the team behind The Revenant.
The Weeknd, best original song: The Toronto-bred chart-topper is in the running for “Earned It” from the film Fifty Shades of Grey. He shares the nomination with fellow Canadians Ahmad Balshe, Jason (Daheala) Quenneville and Stephan Moccio.
Richard Williams, best animated short film: This veteran Toronto-born animator earned an Oscar nomination for best animated short film for Prologue, an honour he shares with wife Imogen Sutton. Previously, Williams won a visual effects trophy and a special achievement award for animation direction on Who Framed Roger Rabbit.