Monday, February 16, 2015

Canadians At The Oscars: A Brief History

Canadians At The Oscars: A Brief History

"A Salute To All Oscar Nominees: Past And Present"

The History of the Academy Awards began in 1929. 

From its inception, Canadians have been honored to be both part of, and to have received their share of recognition for their contribution to the arts and entertainment industry. 

From the English Patient to the Titanic and from Toronto actress Mary Pickford who won a 1929 Oscar for her leading actress role in  the movie Coquette, to Montreal filmmaker Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed who won for the best documentary short award for the 'Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" in 2014, to 86 year old Christopher Plumber who received an Oscar in 2012 for his best supporting actor role in the movie The BeginningCanadians have shown their artistic talent at this event .

For the upcoming 87th Academy Awards to be held on February 22, 2015 Canada will once again be represented by talented artists.  

- Graham Annable of Sault Ste Marie, Ont., is nominated for a best animated feature Oscar as a co-director for The Boxtrolls

- How To Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois,  for best animated feature, is now up for an Academy Award in the same category. He's from Aylmer, Que.

- And Norway-born, Montreal-raised Torill Kove is up for a prize in the best animated short film category for Me and My Moulton. 

At Life Choice, a contributor to this years Oscar Swag Bag, we salute all the Oscar nominees over the past 86 years and wish all the current nominees the best of luck on February 22, 2015. 


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