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Actress Rachel McAdams attends The Independent Filmmaker Project's 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on Nov. 30, 2015. Rachel McAdams has been nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "Spotlight.'' THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - Invision, Evan Agostini (Evan Agostini/Associated Press)

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Peter Knegt

Peter Knegt has been CBC Arts' digital producer since way back in 2016. He has been working as a journalist for over a decade, and is also the filmmaker of numerous short films and the author of the book About Canada: Queer Rights. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter with the same obvious handle: @peterknegt.


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