TORONTO — Will you be cheering for the home team during the 91st Academy Awards? There are several Canadians in the running for Oscars Sunday night (8 p.m. on ABC and CTV as well as ctv.ca or on the CTV app).
Trevor Jimenez, who grew up in Toronto and Hamilton, is nominated for best animated short for Weekends.
The category also includes Toronto-raised Domee Shi for Bao and Vancouver-based couple David Fine and Alison Snowden for Animal Behaviour, the latter of which was produced by Montrealer Michael Fukushima for the NFB. (Check out T’Cha Dunlevy’s chat with Fukushima right here.)
Meanwhile, the live action short film category has two finalists from Montreal — Jeremy Comte for Fauve and Marianne Farley for Marguerite.
Other Canadian nominees include sound mixer Paul Massey for Bohemian Rhapsody, sound mixer Craig Henighan for Roma and set decorator Gordon Sim for Mary Poppins Returns.
And finally, here’s Glenn Close, a favourite to win the Oscar for best actress for The Wife, as she accepts her Independent Spirit Award trophy Saturday night, flanked by her loyal pup.
Glenn Close: “I hope you don’t mind Pippy came up here with me. He’s my date.”
The Canadian Press contributed to this report.