The biggest award show when it comes to movies and film is is tomorrow night. That's right, the Academy Awards AKA The Oscars will take place in LA on Sunday and ahead of the show, we want to remind you that Canadians are dominating some of the categories this year. Whether it's for short animated films or behind the scenes work, there are several Canadians with Oscar Nominations ahead of the 2019 awards show.
First some background, the Oscars recognize excellence in film and movies covering categories like best picture, best actor/actress, best soundtrack, and so much more. While this year no Canadians are nominated in these highly anticipated categories, in previous years several Canadians have not only been nominated but taken home the Oscars for their bigger roles.
For example, back in Ryan Gosling and Ellen Paige have both previously been nominated in the categories of Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively. Meanwhile, Canadian Christopher Plummer actually took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2016.
One category that Canadian's seem to do exceptionally well in is the animated short films. In previous years, Canadians have taken home the Oscar in this category 11 times. The nominees this year are hoping to make that 12, with not one, not two, but three Canadian short films in the running.
Here are all the Canadians with Oscar nominations heading into tomorrow's show:
David Fine and Alison Snowden / Best Animated Short Film
Nominated in the Canadian dominated category of best animated short is Canadian couple David Fine and Alison Snowden. They are nominated for their film Animal Behaviour. If they win tomorrow, it will be their second Oscar after winning for Bob's Birthday back in 1994.
Trevor Jiminez / Best Animated Short Film
Trevor is not only from Canada, but his Oscar-nominated short film is set in Canada too. Toronto to be specific where he grew up and also studied animation at Sheridan College. He is nominated for his short film called Weekends.
Domee Shi / Best Animated Short Film
Even if you haven't heard of Domee Shi, chances are you've heard or maybe even saw of her Oscar-nominated short film Bao. The Pixar-produced short follows the story of a Toronto woman who finds herself raising and caring for a little dumpling. The movie was shown in theatres before the Incredibles 2.
Gordon Sim / Best Production Design
Canadian Gordon Sim is heading into tomorrow's show with a nomination for his production design work on the popular film Mary Poppins Returns, which starred Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda. Sim actually won the Oscar in the same category for Chicago in 2003 and was nominated for Nine in 2009.
Jérémy Comte / Best Live Action Short Film
Jeremy Comte is a Montreal based director who is nominated for his very first Oscar this weekend. He's up for the Best Live Action Short Film for his movie Fauve. The short drama follows a power struggle between two boys and has so far one 40 different awards, including one at Sundance.
Marianne Farley / Best Live Action Short Film
Going up against Comte for the Best Live Action Short Film is another Canadian, Marianne Farley. The Montreal born actress and director is nominated for her film Marguerite. The drama follows the story of an ageing woman making peace with her past.
Paul Massey / Best Sound Mixing
If you were obsessed with all the amazing sounding Queen music in Bohemian Rhapsody then you can thank Paul Massey, at least in part. The Canadian is nominated for Best Sound Mixing for the popular Queen movie, that is also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Sound Editing, and Best Film Editing this year.
Craig Henighan / Best Sound Mixing
The last but certainly not least Canadian hoping to take home an Oscar tomorrow is Craig Henighan. The Canadian is nominated in the Best Sound Mixing category for his work on the Netflix movie Roma. The film is leading the nominations this year after being nominated in ten different categories including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, and Foreign Language Film, among others.
The 91st Academy Awards AKA The Oscars will take place at Dolby Theatre in LA on Sunday, February 24 at 8:00 PM EST. There is no host for the show this year.