SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT REPORT by Joey Cee Beverly Hills, California: February 25, 2015. This year, Canadian films and talent were behind 21 Academy Award® nominations and one Technical Achievement Award, with nominees including BROOKLYN and ROOM (Best Picture), Rachel McAdams (Best Supporting Actress), three nominations for Denis Villeneuve’s SICARIO, The Weeknd (Best Original Song) and five combined nominations for Canadians who worked on THE REVENANT and THE MARTIAN. The reception included a talent tribute to the Canadian Academy Award® nominees and Canadian Screen Award nominees, as well as the and presentation of the Academy Legacy Award to Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. Media Sponsor, The Hollywood Reporter, joined the event’s Presenting Partner, CTV’s ETALK, and Major Sponsors Air Canada and The City of Toronto. Telefilm Canada, the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television co-hosted the event, which included a reception, a talent tribute to Canadian Academy Award® nominees and Canadian Screen Award nominees, as well as the presentation of the Academy Legacy Awards to Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. Adam Beach, Lyriq Bent and Emmanuelle Chriqui served as the evening’s presenters. Other notable attendees included Jacob Tremblay, Billy Boyd, Tricia Helfer, Greyston Holt, Anna Hopkins, Jonathan Keltz, Steve Lund, Dustin Milligan,Tahmoh Penikett, Meaghan Rath, Maxim Roy, Anna Silk, David. The elite gathering at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills was a Canadian star-studded affair kicked off with a welcome from Mayor John Tory.As polite as Canadians may be, the visibly upset David Foster, who we all know and love, made an un-announced impromptu appearance on stage during the presentation of the Legacy Award to Catharine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. He simply grabbed the mic and told the audience in the back not paying attention to “shut the fuck up and be respectful”. And they did! And the party continued! To be continued at the Screen Awards in Toronto next month. Photos by Joey...read more
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