A brief history of Canadian actors at the Oscars

This Sunday night, Rachel McAdams has an opportunity to join a very exclusive club. If the London, Ont.-born actress happens to win the best supporting actress Oscar, she would become only the eighth Canadian actor to do so.

From Mary Pickford to Rachel McAdams, 88 years of thespian Canucks going for gold

Mary Pickford (L) and Rachel McAdams, the first and most recent Canadians nominated for acting Oscars. (Canadas Walk of Fame/THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - Invision, Evan Agostini (THE 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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