Two creative-types with roots in the Hamilton area are up for golden statues at Sunday night's Academy Awards.
Steve Pilcher, a Hollywood production designer who was raised in Hamilton and graduated from M.M. Robinson High School in Burlington, worked on Brave, a nominee for best animated feature.
The Disney-Pixar flick, which won the Golden Globe in same category, depicts the fairytale-like adventures of Merida, an imaginary Celtic princess.
Additionally, Burlington-raised composer Mychael Danna is up for two awards — best original score and best original song — for melodies he penned for Life of Pi, the 2012 film adaptation of Canadian Yann Martel's novel by the same name.
The movie is up for a staggering 11 nominations, including one for Vancouver-based visual effects artist Guillaume Rocheron.
The 85th annual Academy Awards air at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.