OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - I am proud to see so many Canadians among
the official list of Academy Award nominees announced this morning.
This is a testament to our country's reputation for excellence, which
extends well beyond our borders. This has been one of the best years
for Canada at the Oscars. Canadians have lent their expertise to films
produced or co-financed by various other countries, as well. I am
grateful to everyone in our film industry; they are truly ambassadors
of our culture.
On a personal note, I look forward to hosting the Ottawa premiere of Monsieur Lazhar, Canada's Oscar nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film, on February 6
at the National Arts Centre. Those interested in attending this
premiere are welcome to confirm their attendance by emailing
I would like to congratulate those Canadians nominated today in the
For Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christopher Plummer for Beginners
For Best Foreign-Language Film:
Monsieur Lazhar, produced by Luc Déry and Kim McCraw and directed by Philippe Falardeau
In Darkness, a Canadian minority coproduction with Poland and Germany. The film was
coproduced by Canadians Eric Jordan and Paul Stephens.
For Best Short Film (Animated):
Patrick Doyon and the National Film Board of Canada for Dimanche/Sunday
Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby and the National Film Board of Canada for Wild Life
For Best Original Score:
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
David Giammarco, part of the sound team nominated for Moneyball
I would also like to heartily congratulate the Canadians who are
receiving 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 the U.S.
company Lowry Digital
As Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and on behalf of
all Canadians, I wish all the nominees the best of luck at the upcoming
84th Academy Awards ceremony on February 26.
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