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Three Canuck filmmakers cheering Oscar nods for animated films

01/15/2015 09:23 EST | Updated 03/17/2015 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - Three Canadians who helmed animated films were celebrating Oscar nominations Thursday.

"How To Train Your Dragon 2" director Dean DeBlois, fresh off a Golden Globe win for best animated feature, is now up for an Academy Award in the same category. He's from Aylmer, Que.

Graham Annable of Sault Ste Marie, Ont., is also nominated for a best animated feature Oscar as a co-director for "The Boxtrolls."

And Norway-born, Montreal-based Torill Kove is up for a prize in the best animated short film category for "Me and My Moulton."

She won the Oscar in the same category in 2007 for "The Danish Poet" and was nominated for her animated short "My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts" in 2000.

Craig Mann, who grew up in the Toronto area, is also nominated for sound mixing for his work on "Whiplash."

The Tegan and Sara performance of the song "Everything is Awesome" from "The Lego Movie" is up for best original song, with the nomination going to songwriter Shawn Patterson.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version stated that Torill Kove was raised in Montreal