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Arcade Fire's Will Butler earns Academy Award nomination

Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallee is pictured at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2011. Vallee's "Dallas Buyers Club" has nabbed a slew of Oscar nominations including best film, best actor and best supporting actor. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
January 16, 2014 - 6:03 AM

TORONTO - Canada's Owen Pallett and Arcade Fire member Will Butler have scored an Academy Award nomination for best original score for their work on "Her."

Pallett is a frequent collaborator with the Montreal-based band.

"Her" centres on a recently divorced writer played by Joaquin Phoenix who finds love with an artificial intelligence computer operating system known as Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.

Meanwhile, Toronto-based actress-turned-director Sarah Polley was shut out of the best documentary category. She had been considered a strong contender for her intensely personal documentary, "Stories We Tell."

The film earned early critics prizes including kudos from the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review and a $100,000 prize from the Toronto Film Critics Association.

The 86th Academy Awards ceremony takes place March 2.

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