25 January 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today congratulating Canadian nominees on the Academy Award nominations for their work:
"On behalf of Canadians across the country, I extend my congratulations to Canadian director and screenwriter Denis Villeneuve and producers Luc Déry and Kim McGraw for the nomination of their film Incendies as Best Foreign Language Film.
"I also congratulate Adrien Morot for being nominated in the Best Makeup category for the movie Barney’s Version.
"These nominations are a significant achievement and the latest example of Canadian excellence in film.
"Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our Government has been proud to support the Canadian film industry with investments in film festivals, as well as important infrastructure improvements at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto and the Digital Film Centre at Capilano University in North Vancouver.
"I wish our Canadian nominees the best of luck in winning Oscars at the upcoming Academy Awards."