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Sarah Polley wins her 1st-ever Oscar for ‘Woman Talking’ – National

Sarah Polley has won her first Academy Award. The Canadian filmmaker, who hails from Toronto, Ont., was awarded the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar Sunday night for her movie, Women Talking. Read more: Oscars 2023 red carpet: The best and boldest fashion of the night As she accepted her award, she …

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Animated short ‘The Flying Sailor’ about Halifax explosion snags Oscar nom

An animated short film based on a story about the 1917 Halifax explosion has snagged an Oscar nomination. The Flying Sailor, made by Calgary-based animators Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, is nominated for best animated short. It’s inspired by a maritime tale about a seaman who was blasted into the …

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How a letter to Brando led to Sacheen Littlefeather’s famous Oscar moment

Unreserved54:00Sacheen Littlefeather It was one minute of Sacheen Littlefeather’s life seen literally around the world. A minute that would have an untold impact on the young actor and activist’s life.  And it almost didn’t happen.  On March 27, 1973, the 26-year-old Apache/Yaqui woman walked onto the stage at the Dorothy Chandler …

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Canada’s newest coin pays tribute to Oscar Peterson

Montreal pianist and jazz musician Oscar Peterson is being honoured with a commemorative coin, released today.  Peterson, who died in 2007, was one of Canada’s most decorated musicians and is remembered as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing the $1 commemorative circulation coin to …

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