First things first: The complete list of Oscar winners is here at the Academy site, and we can be glad that The Revenant, with its Canadian connection, won Best Actor for DiCaprio, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki, and Best Directing for Iñárritu.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistani-Canadian winner of the Oscar for Documentary (Short Subject) for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, tells CBC’s Zulekha Nathoo “When you live in a country like Canada, you begin to realize how right things can be.”
For a bit player’s-eye view of The Revenant, read Adrian Glynn’s excellent Vancouver Sun article based on his part in the last few days of shooting.
For those of you who aren’t quite at the Oscars yet, there’s a casting call up on MFM for a TV/web crime series filming in Sudbury, with auditions on March 2. See details on the roles (non-union, non-paying) and how to apply here.
(Via Marketwired) There are lots of different kinds of winners . . . TO’s Engagement Labs, creator of eValue Analytics™ score, has once again ranked nominees (and sponsors) according to their performance on social media. Best Picture winner Spotlight took first place on Facebook, while on Twitter it was Room.