Statement by the Honourable James Moore on the Occasion of the 84th Academy Awards

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadians across the country can be proud that Canadian artists are once again in the spotlight at the 84th Academy Awards. The quality of our films is an illustration of the strength of our Canadian cultural scene.

Today, I am pleased to congratulate all the Canadians honoured at the 84th Academy Awards as nominees in several prestigious categories. I would particularly like to applaud this year's Oscar winner Christopher Plummer for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Beginners.

I would also like to congratulate the Canadians who received the following Scientific and Technical Academy Awards:

Technical Achievement Award:

  • Andrew Clinton and Mark Elendt, Side Effects Software

Scientific and Engineering Award:

  • Raigo Alas, Greg Marsden, Michael Lewis, and Michael Vellekoop

Scientific and Technical Award:

  • Ian Cavén, chief scientist and part of a five-man team at Lowry Digital

As Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, I am proud of Canada's outstanding international reputation, which is built on the talent of our emerging artists and the innovative spirit of the giants of our film industry. Bravo to everyone who contributes to Canada's excellence across the country and around the world.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information:

(media only), please contact:

Sébastien Gariépy
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788


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