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Canadians earn Academy Award nominations in music, editing, sound categories

Will Butler of the band Arcade Fire performs during a free outdoor concert as part of the Pop Montreal festival in Montreal, Thursday, Sept., 22, 2011. Several Canadians, including Butler, have scored Academy Award nominations in a variety of categories.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

TORONTO – Several Canadians have scored Academy Award nominations in a variety of categories. A look at the Canuck contenders:

Film editing: Montreal’s Martin Pensa shares a nomination with John Mac McMurphy for their work on the HIV drama “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Foreign-language film: Toronto-born, Berlin-based producer David Gerson is part of the team behind the Palestinian film “Omar.” If it wins, the trophy would go to director Hany Abu-Assad.

Original Score: Toronto’s Owen Pallett and Will Butler of the Montreal-based band Arcade Fire snagged attention for their work on the music of the futuristic romance “Her.”

Sound Mixing: Toronto-born Andy Koyama shares a nomination with Beau Borders and David Brownlow for their work on the Navy SEALs tale “Lone Survivor.”

Visual Effects: Montreal-based computer graphics supervisor Chris Lawrence is up for his work on the space thriller “Gravity.” The London-bred Lawrence shares the nod with Tim Webber, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould.