Mar 27, 2022

By Steve Kee

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Tonight is the Academy Awards — better know as “The Oscars” and its an event that reaches a global audience.

It’s also a big night for Canadian Oscar nominees competing in categories including production design, documentary film, and makeup and hairstyling.

Among the highest profile is Montreal-based writer, director and producer Denis Villeneuve, whose sci-fi epic “Dune” has the second most nominations after “The Power of the Dog” with 10. He’s up for trophies in the best adapted screenplay and best picture categories.

Also for “Dune,” Montrealers Donald Mowat and Patrice Vermette are up for best makeup and hairstyling, and best production design, respectively.

The largely Canadian “Nightmare Alley” team, meanwhile, snagged nominations for Saskatoon-bred Tamara Deverell and Halifax’s Shane Vieau for best production design, Toronto’s Luis Sequeira for best costume design and Toronto producer J. Miles Dale for best picture alongside Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.

Montreal-based producer Roger Frappier, too, is up for best picture alongside the team for “The Power of the Dog,” which leads with 12 nominations.


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