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Race picks up 8 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards

Le lundi 23 janvier 2017

Race picks up 8 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards
MELS’ services up for awards in 3 categories

MONTRÉAL, January 23, 2017 – MELS congratulates the makers of the movie RACE on its impressive crop of nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards. Released in North America on February 19, 2016, RACE narrates Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete: at the 1936 Olympics run by Hitler and his Nazi party, Black American Jesse Owens won four gold medals and set six world records in a single afternoon, demonstrating that Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy was a lie.

The Jesse Owens biopic is now in the running in 8 categories, including “Best Motion Picture” and “Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role” for young Canadian actor Stephan James. The nominations were announced on January 17.

"We are happy and proud to see RACE nominated in such prestigious categories and to have the Academy recognize the tremendous talent of all those who contributed to the film’s success. Our heartfelt congratulations to each and every member of the cast and crew!” says Louis-Philippe Rochon, President of Solofilms.

MELS is pleased to have provided services in three categories in which Race earned nominations: “Achievement in Visual Effects,” “Achievement in Sound Editing” and “Achievement in Overall Sound.”

“Our work on RACE showcases the expertise and creativity we can offer the largest studios and we are enormously proud of it. This was a large-scale project and we are honoured to have been part of it, particularly since the services provided by our people have now been nominated in three categories. We thank the producers, Louis-Philippe Rochon of Solofilms and Dominique Séguin of Trinica Entertainment, for placing their trust in us,” says Michel Trudel, President of MELS.

MELS wishes RACE well at the Canadian Screen Awards, to be held in Toronto on March 12.

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