Canadians applauded Montreal's Sylvain Bellemare for his Academy Award-winning work as the sound editor on "Arrival," after he claimed one of the golden Oscar trophies on Sunday night.

Many echoed Bellemare's words during his speech, in which he gave a shout-out to Canada with the words: "Salut Montreal!"

"This award by far is a collective award made by people from many countries around the world, led by the Quebec team," Bellemare said. "Salut Montreal."

Bellemare also praised Canadian "Arrival" director Denis Villeneuve, saying, "I love you so much. You bring love to us. All you need is love."

Canadian animator Alan Barillaro also took home the Oscar for Best Animated Short, for "Piper."

Villeneuve fell short in the Best Director category, losing out to Damien Chazelle of "La La Land." Ryan Gosling also missed out on a Best Actor trophy, as the honour went to Casey Affleck instead for his performance in "Manchester By The Sea."