Filipinos among Oscar nominees

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-Americans have made it to the list of nominees for the prestigious 83rd Academy Awards.

Young Filipino-American actress Hailee Steinfield was one of those who got the nod of the jury. She has been nominated for best supporting actress for her performance in the film “True Grit.”

Born in California, the mom of the 14-year-old actress is a Filipino.

With her performance in “True Grit,” Steinfield is considered one of the most promising young stars in Hollywood today.

Pinoy Matthew Labatique, meantime, has been nominated under the best in cinematography category for the film “Black Swan.”

“Toy Story 3,” which was created by many Filipino animators, got several nominations including best picture.

“That’s the great thing about Pixar. I know that there are a lot of Filipinos there, a lot of really talented people there, helping us make the film,” Toy Story 3 producer Lee Unkrich said.

The 83rd Academy Awards will be shown live on February 28, Monday morning, starting at 6:30 a.m. on the Velvet channel and the main ceremonies on ABS-CBN Channel 2 at 10 a.m.–Reports from Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America Bureau, and ANC | http://www.abs-cbnnews.com

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