TORONTO — From animation to short-film directing and sound mixing — Canada will be well represented at tonight’s Oscars.

Writer-director Dean DeBlois of Aylmer, Que., is up for best animated feature for “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”

Vancouver-born production designer Dennis Gassner is in contention for his work on “1917.”

Toronto-based Sami Khan has a chance as co-director on the documentary short “St. Louis Superman.”

In the category of best sound mixing for “Ford v Ferrari” is David Giammarco of Welland, Ont., and Paul Massey, who spent his early career in Toronto.

And two directors from Quebec are in contention for best live action short: Meryam Joobeur for “Brotherhood” and Delphine Girard for “A Sister.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 9, 2020.

Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press