Canadian set decorator Hamish Purdy gets Oscar nomination

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Set decorator Hamish Purdy of Vancouver has received a production design Oscar nomination for "The Revenant.

See Full Article

"

Fellow Canadians Chris Duesterdiek and Cameron Waldbauer were also recognized for their work on the dark drama, which was partially shot in Alberta and British Columbia and picked up a leading 12 nominations.

Duesterdiek received a sound mixing nomination and Waldbauer is up for best visual effects.

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

Canadian co-productions "Brooklyn" and "Room" are also among the eight films in the best picture race.

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.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • First reactions to 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' at CinemaCon

    Entertainment CTV News
    LAS VEGAS -- The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the fifth installment in their "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise "Dead Men Tell No Tales" Tuesday night at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Initial reactions from those in attendance, including press, theatre owners and exhibitors, were largely positive, celebrating a return to form for the franchise and the well-done VFX. Source
  • Dwayne Johnson says 'Baywatch' is summer's 'sexiest, funniest' pic

    Entertainment CTV News
    LAS VEGAS -- CinemaCon just got a little less dressed. The cast of "Baywatch" took the stage Tuesday afternoon alongside around two dozen scantily clad men and women sporting the classic red bathing suits to preview the film. Source
  • Man linked to art heist to plead guilty in unrelated case

    Entertainment CTV News
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history has agreed to plead guilty to unrelated weapons charges. The Hartford Courant reports the plea agreement was reached Tuesday in 80-year-old Robert Gentile's case. Source
  • Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    Entertainment CTV News
    NEW YORK -- Snoop Dogg will induct the late rapper Tupac Shakur into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while Pharrell Williams will induct Nile Rodgers during the ceremony in Brooklyn next month. The Rock & Roll Hall announced Wednesday additional guests who'll be on hand April 7 at the Barclays Center to induct this year's newest class. Source
  • When a Juno doesn't pay the bills: 5-time nominee moonlights as teacher

    Entertainment CTV News
    TORONTO -- Diana Panton is leading a double life. The Hamilton high school teacher hasn't told her students much about her other career as a Juno-winning jazz musician, but as she contends for a trophy at Saturday's Juno Awards gala dinner it's getting hard to dodge the subject. Source
  • 3 dead as freelance tornado chasers for Weather Channel crash vehicles

    Entertainment CBC News
    Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday. The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado in open areas of West Texas on Tuesday afternoon. Source
  • Arisa Cox breaks down this week's chaotic Big Brother Canada

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Miss a week, miss a lot! Chaos reigned supreme in the Big Brother Canada house since Dallas was evicted last Thursday. On Wednesday airing at 9 p.m. airing on Global, current nominees Cassandra and Jackie and Head of Household Neda will fight for the power of veto. Source
  • Drake cancels concert after bad sushi

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    A bad case of food poisoning reportedly sent Drake to the hospital on Monday after having to cancel his concert in the Netherlands at late notice. The Jumpman hitmaker had been due to perform for fans in Amsterdam on Monday night, but the show, which had already been rescheduled twice, was abruptly called off moments before he was set to hit the stage. Source
  • Thieves steal $150K worth of antique jewelry from Emmy Rossum [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Actress Emmy Rossum has become the latest celebrity burglary victim after thieves ransacked her Los Angeles home while she was working in New York. The Mystic River star’s housekeeper discovered the break-in and two empty safes when she turned up to clean the property in West Los Angeles on Friday. Source
  • Bill Cosby's lawyers ask to exclude testimony on other women, pills

    Entertainment CBC News
    Bill Cosby's lawyers don't want jurors at his suburban Philadelphia sexual-assault trial to hear he gave women quaaludes, money or educational funds. The defense says in court papers filed Tuesday that Cosby's deposition testimony about those topics would prejudice the jury. Source