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Canadians Kick-off the Awards Season


Red Maple Leaf, symbol of Canada
Christopher Plummer, Golden Award Winner, 2012…and the Golden Globe® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture goes to… Christopher Plummer for his role in “Beginners”…

The Golden Globes® is seen as the official kick-off to the awards season, and what a way to kick off the season with a Canadian winning. Again this year, Canadians are well represented in all areas of the arts during award season. Movies, televison and of course music are all finding more and more Canadians on the nomination ballot as well as at the podium.

With the Oscar® and Grammy® nominations announced, what other Canadians can we expect to see receiving major awards this year?

Academy Award® Nominations:

  • Christopher Plummer: Best Supporting Actor for “The Beginners”
  • Philippe Falardeau: Best Foreign-Language Film for “Monsieur Lazhar”.
  • Howard Shore: music-original score for “Hugo”
  • Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis: Animation Short for “Wild Life” (National Film Board)
  • Patrick Doyon: Animation Short for “Sunday” (NFB)
  • David Giammarco: sound mixing for “Moneyball”
  • Michael Vellekoop, Michael Lewis, Greg Marsden and Raigo Alas: already honoured with an Oscar® for scientific and engineering accomplishments for their camera system, Pictorvision Eclipse.

Grammy® Nominations:

  • Drake: Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (two nominations)
  • Melanie Fiona: Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song
  • Sum 41: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. DJ A-Trak & Armand Van Helden a.k.a. Duck
  • Sauce: Best Dance Recording
  • Vincent Morisset: Best Recording Package

Upcoming Canadian Awards

With more and more Canadians making it big in the U.S, and internationally, here is your chance to see them up close and personal in their “Home and Native Land”.

  • JUNO® Awards (Canadian music): April 1
  • Genie® Awards (Canadian film): March 8
  • Gemini® Awards (Canadian television): Sept. (TBA)