A LOOK AT THE CANADIANS NOMINATED FOR 2020 OSCARS

From animation to short-film directing and sound mixing — Canada will be well represented at tonight’s Oscars.

Director Dean DeBlois attends the premiere of "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" at the Regency Village Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. Like the protagonist in his Oscar-nominated "How to Train Your Dragon" trilogy, Canadian filmmaker Dean DeBlois is going through a transformation of sorts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Phil McCarten/Invision

TORONTO — From animation to short-film directing and sound mixing — Canada will be well represented at tonight’s Oscars.

Writer-director Dean DeBlois of Aylmer, Que., is up for best animated feature for “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”

Vancouver-born production designer Dennis Gassner is in contention for his work on “1917.”

Toronto-based Sami Khan has a chance as co-director on the documentary short “St. Louis Superman.”

In the category of best sound mixing for “Ford v Ferrari” is David Giammarco of Welland, Ont., and Paul Massey, who spent his early career in Toronto.

And two directors from Quebec are in contention for best live action short: Meryam Joobeur for “Brotherhood” and Delphine Girard for “A Sister.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 9, 2020.

Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

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