01/14/2016 09:14 EST

Oscar Nominations 2016: Emma Donoghue, Rachel McAdams, The Weeknd Earn Nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue has picked up a best adapted screenplay Oscar nomination for "Room."

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London, Ont.-born Rachel McAdams is also nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "Spotlight."

Toronto-native the Weeknd also had his song "Earned It," from the film "Fifty Shades of Grey," nominated for the best original song Oscar.


Donoghue's book won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and a Governor General's Literary Award.

The harrowing novel is about a young boy held captive in a shed with his mother. The child has no idea there's a world outside that shed.

The film won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it immediately began generating awards buzz.

"Room" was also nominated for a best screenplay Golden Globe.

Nine-year-old Vancouver native Jacob Tremblay, who plays the little boy, picked up a Screen Actors Guild Awards best supporting actor nomination.

Edmonton-born Robert Pandini has received an Oscar nomination in the makeup and hairstyling category for "The Revenant."

He's one of several Canadians recognized for their work on the dark drama, which was partially shot in Alberta and British Columbia and picked up a leading 12 nominations.

Set decorator Hamish Purdy of Vancouver received a production design nomination, Chris Duesterdiek is up for sound mixing and Cameron Waldbauer is named in the best visual effects category.

Canadian Paul Massey, meanwhile, is up for a best sound mixing Oscar for his work on "The Martian," along with co-nominees Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth.

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