For the third consecutive year, Canada is represented in the best foreign language film category. This year’s submission is the compelling Rebelle (War Witch), from Kim Nguyen and producers Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin. Canadians will also want to congratulate Mychael Danna, nominated for best song and original score from Life of Pi, based on the celebrated book by Canadian author Yann Martel, as well as Guillaume Rocheron, nominated for this film’s stunning visual effects.
Canadians are similarly shining in the category of short film live action, including Yan England for Henry, Ariel Nasr for Buzkashi Boys, and Mino Jarjoura, who produced Asad. Finally, Doug James is to be congratulated for the Technical Achievement Oscar he received earlier this month.
I know Canadians will join in honouring our many nominees who continue to represent the best in Canadian film talent. This year’s Academy Awards are but the latest example of the exceptional skill and influence that Canadian artists have around the world.
On behalf of the Liberal Party, I extend my congratulations and best wishes to all our nominees this weekend. I will be watching the awards this Sunday and cheering on our Canadian contingent!
Liberal Canadian Heritage critic