The Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles Celebrates the 94th Academy Awards®

Commemorating 13 Oscar Nominations Received by 

Canadians in Top Categories Honouring Canadian Icons Ivan Reitman and Jean-Marc Vallée

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To celebrate the 94th Academy Awards®, the Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, Zaib Shaikh, will host a festive reception at his official residence to honour Canada’s Oscar® nominees. Canadians have received a total of 13 nominations in the top awards categories including Best Picture (3), Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Costume Design, Production Design, Sound, Visual Effects (2), Makeup and Hairstyling (2), Documentary (Short Subject) (2), and Short Film (Animated). The reception will take place March 24, 2022.

The evening will also pay tribute to beloved industry icons, filmmakers Ivan Reitman and Jean-Marc Vallée who recently passed away.

The reception highlights the important and flourishing relationship between Canada, Hollywood and beyond. “Whether in front of or behind the camera, Canadians have been an integral and creative force in Hollywood from the beginning and this year has been an especially incredible one for Canadian film industry talent,” said Consul General Zaib Shaikh. “We celebrate the depth, diversity and the impact of that talent. One important Consulate mission is to recognize and advance Canadian culture and talent abroad, and we could not be more proud of how Canada’s pursuit of inclusion and equity are naturally and elegantly communicated through the incredible films nominated this year.”

Confirmed guests include Roger Frappier, producer of The Power of the Dog (Netflix), which leads with 12 nominations including Best Picture; filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, whose Best Picture and Writing (Adapted Screenplay) nominations are among the 10 received by his epic Dune (Warner Bros). Guillermo del Toro, the director-producer-screenwriter of Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures) and producer J. Miles Dale, who both share the Best Picture nomination with Bradley Cooper, will also be in attendance. Nightmare Alley has received four Oscar® nominations.

Canada’s House, as the Consul General’s official residence in Los Angeles is known, will also welcome nominees in artisan categories: Nightmare Alley’s Luís Sequeira (Costume Design), Tamara Deverell and Shane Vieau (Production Design) as well as Dune’s Joe Walker (Film Editing), Jacqueline West (Costume Design), Love LarsonEva Von Bahr and Donald Mowat (Makeup and Hairstyling).

“This year’s nominations demonstrate how Canadian filmmakers are integral to the global, cross-cultural exchange which fuels the craft of motion picture production,” said Christa Dickenson, Executive Director & CEO of Telefilm Canada. “Dune’s nominations are the result of Canada’s finest working in collaboration with artists and writers who hail from Australia, Germany, Sweden, the UK and the U.S. Nightmare Alley is the result of Guillermo del Toro working in Ontario with international filmmakers including Denmark’s Cinematography nominee Dan Laustsen. Affairs of the Art is a NFB co-production with Beryl Productions of Wales. The nominees this year exemplify the incredible talent Canada has to offer to the world.”

Nominees in the short film categories who will be on hand include Ben Proudfoot, director of The Queen of Basketball and Geoff McLean, the producer of Audible (both Documentary Short Subject) as well as Joanna Quinn and Les Mills, the Cardiff director/producer duo behind the NFB’s 76th Oscar® nomination for their animated film, Affairs of the Art.

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