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Minister Joly Congratulates Canadian Nominees for the 2016 Oscars

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2016) - Congratulations to the Canadians in contention for an Oscar! The Government of Canada is very proud of the artists and the works that represent our country at this awards ceremony, which is one of the film industry's most prestigious. Our artists and creators are among the most talented and imaginative in the world. They are excellent ambassadors for Canada, as they communicate our unique identity to the rest of the world.

The nominations for the 88th Oscars were announced this morning by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.

Canada's audiovisual industry helps our culture develop and is an important sector of our economy. In 2013-14, the total volume of film and television production that took place in Canada reached $5.9 billion-of which $2.7 billion was in Canadian-only production. The Government of Canada is proud to invest more than $660 million in the industry each year through Telefilm Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, the Canada Media Fund and tax credit programs.

As Minister of Canadian Heritage, and on behalf of all Canadians, I wish the best of luck to all our representatives. We are proud of you and of what you symbolize for Canada's arts and culture community.

I would like to invite Canadians to learn more about the nominations, to share their impressions of the 2016 contenders and, above all, to watch our representatives during the Oscar ceremony on February 28.

Go to oscar.go.com for details of the ceremony.

An unofficial list of Canadian nominations is available below.

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Thanks to Telefilm Canada for providing this list of Canadian nominations. For details, visit oscar.go.com.

BEST PICTURE
Brooklyn
Room
Other nominations for Room:
DIRECTING, Lenny Abrahamson
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE, Brie Larson
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY), Emma Donoghue (Irish Canadian who lives in Canada)
Other nominations for Brooklyn:
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE, Saoirse Ronan
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY), Nick Hornby (British writer on Canadian co-production)
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
"Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey (The Weeknd)
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Nominations for Sicario (Directed by Denis Villeneuve)
CINEMATOGRAPHY
SOUND EDITING
MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Nominations for behind-the-scenes efforts:
Chris Duesterdiek (SOUND MIXING, The Revenant)
Hamish Purdy (PRODUCTION DESIGN, The Revenant)
Paul Massey (SOUND MIXING, The Martian)
Robert Pandini (MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING, The Revenant)
Cameron Waldbauer (VISUAL EFFECTS, The Revenant)
DOCUMENTORY SHORT
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, directed by Adam Benzine (Canada-U.K.)
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (dual citizen Pakistan-Canada)
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Prologue, co-directed by Richard William, Canadian-British animator, born in Toronto
Technical award winners announced earlier this week:
David McIntosh, Steve Marshall Smith, Mike Branham and Mike Kirilenko, for the engineering and development of the Aircover Inflatables Airwall.

Christine Michaud
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
819-997-7788