Academy Award winner from Nova Scotia visits provincial legislature with Oscar in tow

Shane Vieau, who won an Academy Award for his set design on The Shape of Water, poses with MLAs at the Nova Scotia legislature on April 4, 2019. Jeremy Keefe/Global News

Oscar made a visit to the Nova Scotia legislature on Wednesday.

Set decorator Shane Vieau brought the gold statuette along as he was recognized and congratulated for his recent Academy Award win through a motion brought to the legislative chamber by Premier Stephen McNeil.

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Vieau, a Dartmouth native, won the Oscar last month for best production design on the film that also won for best picture in 2017, The Shape of Water.

“We (the province) are very culturally all about the arts so for me it’s just a big pleasure to be able to celebrate that,” Vieau told reporters.

He says while it’s overwhelming to “show off” the award, he’s proud of the work that was done on the film.

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Vieau said it was gratifying to bring the award home to share it with Nova Scotians.

“This is probably the biggest honour for me, is coming home to do this. This is more important than anything else I’ve had besides accepting the Oscar.”

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Vieau said he’s currently working on the next DC Comics superhero film, Shazam, in Toronto.

He said work on the film is slated to wrap up over the next seven weeks or so, with a theatrical release scheduled for next April.

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