February 29, 2016 2:22 pm

Alberta culture minister congratulates cast, crew of ‘The Revenant’ for Oscar wins

This photo released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film, "The Revenant."

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Congratulations continued to pour in Monday for The Revenant after the made-in-Alberta movie won three Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards. The province said its 12 nominations were the highest number of any production shot fully or partially in Alberta.

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Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor for his role in the film, Alejandro Inarritu won for Directing, and the film won for Cinematography.

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“I especially want to congratulate the more than 700 Albertans who worked as cast or crew on this production, including makeup artists from Canmore, actors from Siksika Nation and production crew from Calgary,” Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda said in a statement. “I know their work was a significant contribution to winning these awards.”

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Miranda said the film is the latest production that chose the province for its scenery as well as “amazing crews and industry supports.”

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“Most of all, I am proud of Alberta’s film and television industry, which has generated more than $400 million in economic activity in Alberta over the last five years and produced amazing films like Interstellar and Brokeback Mountain, and television shows like Fargo, Hell on Wheels and Heartland.”

The minister said he was looking forward for more Alberta-linked celebrations at the Canadian Screen Awards March 13.

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