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1938 -- Deanna Durbin was awarded a miniature Oscar for her work as a child star.
1938 -- Gene Lockhart was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in "Algiers".
1940 -- Toronto actor Raymond Massey was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in "Abe Lincoln in Illinois".
1942 -- Walter Pidgeon, a native of Saint John, New Brunswick was nominated for Best Actor in "Mrs.Miniver".He was also nominated in the same category in the following year for his work in "Madame Curie".
1944 -- Alexander Knox, from Strathroy, Ontario, was nominated for Best Actor in "Wilson".
1944 -- Hume Cronyn from London, Ontario, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in "The Seventh Cross".
1949 -- John Ireland, from Vernon, British Columbia, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor
in "All The King's Men".
1969 -- Genevieve Bujold was nominated for Best Actress in "Anne of A Thousand Days".
1970 -- Chief Dan George was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in "Little Big Man".
1985 -- Meg Tilly, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in "Agnes of God"
1992
2002 -- Arthur Hiller, a director, was awarded the Jean Hirsholt Humanitarian Award by Kate Nelligan nominated for Best Supporting Actress in "Prince of Tides".
1990 -- Dan Ackroyd nominated for Best Supporting Actor in "Driving Miss Daisy".
1990 -- Chief Dan George nominated for best supporting actor in "Little Big Man"
1991 --Graham Greene from Brampton, Ontario, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in "Dances With Wolves".
1995 -- Jennifer Tilly nominated for Best Supporting Actress in "Bullets Over Broadway".
1999 -- Norman Jewison was awarded the Irving Thalberg Award for Lifetime Achievement. (Jewison is the most honored Canadian filmmaker in Hollywood history. A winner of awards from film festivals and film societies around the world, Jewison has been nominated personally for four Oscars® and his films have received 45 nominations and 12 Academy Awards® -- including "best picture" for "In The Heat Of The Night". In 1988 he received an honorary Genie for founding the Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies; in 1998 he received the Canadian Film Centre Lifetime Achievement Award; and he has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. )
2002 -- Arthur Hiller, a director, was awarded the Jean Hirsholt Humanitarian Award by
the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Ryan Gosling from London, Ontario was nominated for Best Actor in "Half Nelson"
Deepa Mehta’s "Water" was nominated for Best Picture
Ellen Page was nominated for Best Actress for her role in "Juno"
2008 -- Sarah Polley's comedy "Juno" was nominated for Best Picture
Sarah Polley was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay "The Bear Came Over The Mountain"


Canada's National Film Board has received 69 Academy Award Nominations
for its short films. Here are the winners:
1941
Churchill's Island
Director: Stuart Legg
Category: Documentary Short

1953
Neighbours
Director: Norman McLaren
Category: Documentary Short

1978
The Sand Castle
Director: Co Hoedeman
Category: Animated Short

1978
I'll Find a Way
Director: Beverly Shaffer
Category: Live-action Short

1979
Special Delivery
Directors: John Weldon & Eunice Macaulay
Category: Animated Short

1980
Every Child
Director: Eugene Fedorenko
Category: Animated Short

1983
If You Love This Planet
Director: Terri Nash
Category: Documentary Short

1984
Flamenco at 5:15
Director: Cynthia Scott
Category: Documentary Short

1989
Honorary Oscar on NFB's 50th anniversary

1995
Bob's Birthday
Directors: Alison Snowden & David Fine
Category: Animated Short

1999
Technical achievement award to NFB scientists Ed H. Zwaneveld and Frederick
Gasoi and two colleagues for creating the DigiSync Film Keykode Reader