Telefilm Canada congratulates the Canadian talent nominated for an Oscar

Montreal, January 24, 2017—“On behalf of everyone at Telefilm Canada, I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Canadian Oscar nominees. This recognition of Canadian talent and creativity shines brightly on the world stage,” said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada.

“Over the last 50 years, Telefilm Canada has grown with the Canadian audiovisual industry, which has matured into a vital sector of activity at home and abroad. We are proud of the talent that our industry has developed, and continues to develop, as today’s Oscar nominations clearly demonstrates.

“Canadians around the country have much to be proud of today and I wish the very best of luck to all the Canadians who are in the running for an Oscar this year.” 

Canadian talent nominated at the 89th Academy Awards

  • Alan Barillaro (Piper), Short Film (Animated)
  • Howard Barish, co-producer (13th), Documentary (Feature)
  • Sylvain Bellemare (Arrival), Sound Editing
  • Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye (Arrival), Sound Mixing
  • Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Actor in a Leading Role
  • Paul Hotte (Arrival), Set Decoration
  • Shawn Levy, co-producer (Arrival), Best Picture
  • Theodore Ushev (Blind Vaysha), Short Film (Animated), National Film Board of Canada
  • Robert Valley (Pear Cider and Cigarettes), Short Film (Animated)
  • Patrice Vermette (Arrival), Production Design
  • Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), Directing

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