Cameron Waldbauer hopes to bring an Oscar home to B.C.

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      One Lower Mainland resident is among the six Canadians nominated for an Academy Award tonight.

      Pitt Meadows resident Cameron Waldbauer is a finalist for best visual effects along with Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, and Tim Crosbie for their work on X-Men: Days of Future Past.

      Waldbauer, a BCIT grad born in New Westminster, is a film-industry veteran.

      His credits include the other X-Men films, TheTwilight Saga: New Moon, Fantastic Four, Mission Impossible—Ghost Protocol, and many other movies.

      Meanwhile, Canadians have a history of excelling in animation and this year is no exception.

      Three of the other Canadian nominees are competing against each other in best animated feature: Graham Annable for The Boxtrolls, Dean DuBlois for How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Chris Williams for Big Hero 6.

      Another Canadian, Torill Kove, is nominated for best animated short film for Me and My Moulton, which is a coproduction with the National Film Board.

      The final Canadian nominee is Craig Mann for best sound mixing in Whiplash.