Canadian Paul Massey gets sound mixing Oscar nomination

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Canadian Paul Massey is up for a best sound mixing Oscar for his work on "The Martian," along with co-nominees Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth.

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Canadians figure prominently in this year's Oscar race. Two Canadian co-productions, "Brooklyn" and "Room," are among the eight films in the best picture category.

Several Canucks were recognized for their work on the dark drama "The Revenant," which was partially shot in Alberta and British Columbia and picked up a leading 12 nominations.

British Columbia is represented by Chris Duesterdiek, up for sound mixing, Cameron Waldbauer, named in the best visual effects category, and set decorator Hamish Purdy, who got a production design nod.

Edmonton-born Robert Pandini received a nomination in the makeup and hairstyling category.

Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, London, Ont.-born Rachel McAdams and Toronto native the Weeknd also picked up Oscar nominations.

Donoghue was nominated in the best adapted screenplay category, while McAdams is up for best supporting actress for her role in "Spotlight."

The Weeknd had his song "Earned It," from the film "Fifty Shades of Grey," nominated for the best original song Oscar. Fellow Canadians Ahmad Balshe, Jason (Daheala) Quenneville and Stephan Moccio are also nominated alongside the chart-topping singer.



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