A sound editor from Montreal won an Oscar for Arrival

Feb 27 2017, 1:56 pm

The Oscars were full of surprises last night.

While the La La Land/Moonlight mix-up for Best Picture will probably go down in history, us Montrealers were focused on one of our own making history last night.

Sylvain Bellemare, a film sound editor, took home an Oscar for Best Sound Editing for the sci-fi film Arrival (starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker).

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Directed by fellow Quebecer, Denis Villeneuve and shot in Montreal, Bellemare thanked the cast and crew for this honour.

He also gave a shout out to his hometown of Montreal, saying in his speech, “This award, by far, is a collective award made by people from many countries around the world, led by the Quebec team. Salut, Montreal.”

Congratulations Sylvain, we couldn’t be prouder!