Oscars

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Telefilm picks Sophie Dupuis’ Chien de garde for Oscar race

The Quebec filmmaker’s debut feature is produced by Etienne Hansez and distributed by Axia Films.

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The Breadwinner nabs Oscar nomination

The Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg copro is produced by Toronto’s Aircraft Pictures, headed up by Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen.

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Hochelaga does not advance in Oscar race

The Max Films-produced feature from director Francois Girard didn’t make the short list for best foreign-language picture.

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Snowtime! up for Oscar consideration

The CarpeDiem Film & TV feature is one of 27 submitted for consideration in the animated category.

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Two dozen Canucks make Oscar-Academy invite list

Xavier Dolan, eOne’s Darren Throop and the NFB’s Anita Lee (pictured) are among those invited to join the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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TV and digital numbers up for Oscars

Sunday night’s broadcast brought big numbers on TV, and sharp increases in online viewers.

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Two NFB films among Oscars animated shorts list

Shorts from directors Claude Cloutier and Cordell Barker were named to the 10-film list.

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TIFF ’14: Jean-Marc Vallee plans return to French-language films

“…I have a few U.S. films back-to-back and then I’ll do my French Canadian project after that,” the Dallas Buyers Club and Wild director told Playback Daily.

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Academy Awards brings in best ratings since 2011

An average audience of 6.12 million tuned into Sunday night’s TV broadcast, besting Super Bowl ratings in Toronto and Edmonton. (Pictured: Steve McQueen, director, 12 Years a Slave)

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Oscars 2014: Dallas Buyers Club earns three trophies

Jean-Marc Vallee’s HIV drama grabbed acting nods for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, while Montreal director Malcolm Clarke saw his project win best doc short.

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What Dallas Buyer’s Club’s awards run means at the B.O.

As Jean-Marc Vallee’s AIDS drama becomes a best picture threat with six Oscar nominations, Remstar deftly tips the film into a wide release to capitalize on the award season buzz.

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On the campaign trail with Gabrielle

Playback sits down with director Louise Archambault about how audiences have received Gabrielle ahead of the next Oscar cut and what projects she’s developing now.