'Merci beaucoup': Montreal gets a shout-out at the 90th Academy Awards (VIDEO)

Mar 5 2018, 10:55 pm

It was a star-studded night as the Hollywood elite gathered at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.

While Canada did not have a big presence at this year’s awards, there was definitely a standout moment for Montreal.

Richard Hoover, who works for Montreal-based visual effects company Framestore, picked up an Oscar for the stunning visual effects on Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.

“To all my friends in Montreal, merci beaucoup. This is for you!” said Hoover, as he clutched the golden statue on stage.

Hoover was nominated alongside fellow visual effects artists John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer and Paul Lambert, who also worked on the film.

Nelson also gave a shoutout to Quebec’s Denis Villeneuve for directing the film.

“Thank you, Denis Villeneuve, whose guts are seen in every frame of this film, especially the visual effects.”

Blade Runner 2049 also picked up an Oscar for best cinematography.

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