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DUNKERQUE: March 06, 2018. Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque has become the world's first major port to feature at the Oscars when the film 'Dunkirk' won three out of eight nominations at the 90th Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on March 03.

Dunkerque Eastern Port Mole Honoring the technological and cinematographic excellence of the film crew's work, 'Dunkirk' won for Best Editing (Lee Smith) and Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing (Richard King and Alex Gibson).

Speaking on behalf of the port and its staff, Dunkerque-Port CEO Stéphane Raison said everyone was "absolutely delighted" with the awards and sent their "warmest congratulations" to Christopher Nolan, the producers and the whole film crew.

Raison noted port staff from the Commercial, Operations and Development Divisions, plus the Harbor Master's Office, "worked tirelessly to meet all the different technical needs from the very first post-scouting meetings with the producers and the directing team in 2015, to the last day of filming in June 2016".

The Mole in the Eastern Port of Dunkirk (right), the historical site of the embarkation in May and June 1940 of British and Allied troops, was also completely rebuilt and restored to its original appearance for the film.

To add authenticity, director Christopher Nolan also wanted to film real boats so the arrival of a large fleet of historic vessels and their maneuvers had to be managed with "exemplary collaboration" from the City of Dunkirk and its urban community as the port continued normal operations day and night.

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