Pop Goes The News — Hollywood celebrates itself Sunday night at the 88th Academy Awards — and Canadian viewers have extra reasons to tune in this year.

This year’s Academy Awards are easily the most Canadian since 2005,  when Crash, directed by Ontario-born Paul Haggis, beat out Manitoba-shot Capote and made-in-Alberta Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture.

Pop Goes The News — Canadians Emma Donoghue, Rachel McAdams and The Weeknd are among the nominees announced Thursday for the 88th Academy Awards.

Donoghue is up for the Adapted Screenplay prize for Room and McAdams is competing for Supporting Actress for her work in Spotlight.

Pop Goes The News — For the first time in a decade, at least three films with significant Canadian ties could compete for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Many critics are predicting Spotlight (largely shot in Southern Ontario), The Revenant (mostly filmed in Alberta) and Room (made in Toronto) will be among the nominees for the top honour at the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28.