Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Toronto Film Critics Association Gives Its Nod To...


Well, the Toronto Film Critics Association has made their list and checked it twice, and we can all now speculate as to how this roster of films will do at the upcoming Golden Globes and the Oscars. Some awards such as the Manulife Financial Student Film Award (best from programmes at Humber College, Ryerson University, Sheridan College and York University ) and the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award will be selected on January, 17, 2014. The three finalists are: The Dirties, directed by Matt Johnson, Gabrielle, directed by Louise Archambault; and Watermark, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky.

It’s been an unusually thrilling year for cinema,” said TFCA President Brian D. Johnson, film critic at Maclean’s. And these awards celebrate a remarkable diversity. Among our distinctive Canadian finalists, each offers an inspired take on a compelling issue—from school bullying in The Dirties to sexual liberation among the disabled in Gabrielle to epic environmental crisis in Watermark.”

The full list of Toronto Film Critics Association Awards winners and runners-up:

BEST PICTURE
Inside Llewyn Davis” (Mongrel Media)
Runners-up
            “Her” (Warner Bros.)
            “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST ACTOR
            Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Runners-up
            Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
            Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST ACTRESS
            Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Runners-up
            Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
            Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
            Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Runners-up
            Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
            James Franco, “Spring Breakers”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Runners-up
            Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
            June Squibb, “Nebraska”

BEST DIRECTOR
            Alfonso CuarĂ³n, “Gravity”
Runners-up
            Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
            Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Runners-up
            Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
            Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

BEST FIRST FEATURE
            “Neighboring Sounds”, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Runners-up
            “Fruitvale Station”, directed by Ryan Coogler
            “In a World …”, directed by Lake Bell

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
            “The Wind Rises” (Touchstone Pictures)
Runners-up
            “The Croods” (20th Century Fox)
            “Frozen” (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
            “A Touch of Sin” (Films We Like)
Runners-up
            “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (Mongrel Media)
            “The Hunt” (Mongrel Media)

BMO ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD
            “The Act of Killing” (Films We Like)
Runners-up
            “Leviathan” (Films We Like)
            “Tim’s Vermeer” (Mongrel Media)

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS
The Dirties” (Phase 4 Films)
Gabrielle” (Entertainment One)
Watermark” (Mongrel Media)

The Toronto Film Critics Association was established in 1997 and is comprised of Toronto based journalists and broadcasters who specialize in film criticism and commentary.  All major dailies, weeklies and a variety of other print, electronic and web outlets are represented. Members of the TFCA also participate in the Federation of International Film Critics (FIPRESCI).  As such, they have sat on juries at festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, Palm Springs, Chicago, Pusan, Moscow, Amsterdam, London and Vienna, among others.

Source (quote/list):
Virginia Kelly, Meghan Parnell
V Kelly & Associates

Source (logo):
http://www.torontofilmcritics.com

Source (Poster): courtesy of imdb.com

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