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Statement by the Honourable James Moore on the Announcement of the 85th Academy Award Nominees

January 10, 2013

OTTAWA, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ – I was pleased to learn that, for the third
consecutive year, a Canadian film has been nominated for the Oscar for
best foreign-language film–Rebelle (War Witch), directed by Kim Nguyen and produced by Pierre Even and Marie-Claude
Poulin. Canadians can be proud as artists from our country distinguish
themselves on the world stage and strengthen our reputation for
cinematic excellence.

I would like to congratulate all the Canadians who are also on the
official list of nominees:

Best song:

        --  Mychael Danna - Pi's Lullaby from Life of Pi

Best Original Score:

        --  Mychael Danna - Life of Pi

Visual Effects:

        --  Guillaume Rocheron -  Life of Pi

Short Film Live Action:

        --  Yan England - Henry
        --  Ariel Nasr- Buzkashi Boys

Best Picture:

        --  Life of Pi - Based on a book by Canadian author Yann Martel

I would also like to applaud Doug James, a Canadian software developer
who is one of the first Academy Award winners of the year. With his
three colleagues, Nils Thuerey, Theodore Kim and Markus Gross, he won a
Technical Achievement Award for developing the Wavelet Turbulence
software.

On behalf of the Government of Canada and of all Canadians, I wish the
nominees the best of luck at the upcoming 85(th )Academy Awards ceremony on February 24.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage


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