Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sarah Polley, Ellen Page, Julie Christie nominated for Academy Awards!

What a sweet nod this morning for Sarah Polley (pictured, looking glamorous) in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for her debut film, Away from Her, which she also directed. Polley's nomination in the script category will only boost Julie Christie, now nominated in the Lead Actress category for her performance in that film.

Halifax actress Ellen Page is another young Canadian nominated for an Oscar this year; she's up for Lead Actress for her performance in Juno.

Juno's Montreal-born director Jason Reitman is also up for Best Director.

Viggo Mortensen nabbed a Best Actor nomination for his great performance in David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises.

Other Canadian or Canadian-related nominations include two animated shorts: I Met the Walrus by producer Josh Raskin, and Madame Tutli-Putli by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (produced with the National Film Board of Canada.)

The full list of nominations can be found on the Oscar website. Please expect my predictions on winners prior to Feb 24...

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