Canada’s nominees went three for seven at the Oscars on Sunday.
Toronto composer Mychael Danna won best original score for Life of Pi. “I share this wondrous award with our visionary captain, Mr. Ang Lee, who guided a global cast and crew in the telling of this wonderful story,” Danna said.
Guillaume Rocheron, who was born in France but is based in Vancouver, took home the best visual effects award for the adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel.
Montreal’s Kim Nguyen, who’s film Rebelle (War Witch) was in the best foreign language film category, lost to Amour.
Three Canadians were nominated in the live action short film category, but all three — Ariel Nasr, the Montreal-based producer of Buzkashi Boys, Mino Jarjoura, the Toronto producer of Asad and Yan England of Montreal, nominated for Henry — lost. Jim Erickson, of Salt Spring, B.C., won the best production design honours for his work on Lincoln.