Tuesday, 17 December 2013


It's been a long time coming, but the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis has finally won a Best Film accolade this awards season. You can count on the Toronto Film Critics Association to make some left-field choices, and theirs for 2013 are characteristically different from the norm. I'm particularly pleased to note the well-deserved win in the Best First Feature category for Kleber Mendonca Filho's Neighbouring Sounds, which will surely go down as one of my favourite films of 2013. Many of the TFCA's awards carry with them a cash prize, including the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, which will be announced at the gala on the 7th of January.

Best Picture
      Inside Llewyn Davis
·          12 Years a Slave
·          Her

Best Director
      Alfonso CuarĂ³n (Gravity)
·          Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
·          Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actor
      Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
·          Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
·          Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress
      Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
·          Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
·          Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)

Best Supporting Actor
      Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
·          Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
·          James Franco (Spring Breakers)

Best Supporting Actress
      Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
·          Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
·          June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
      Spike Jonze (Her)
·          Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
·          Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)

Best Animated Feature
      The Wind Rises
·          The Croods
·          Frozen

The BMO Allan King Documentary Award
      The Act of Killing
·          Leviathan
·          Tim’s Vermeer

Best Foreign-Language Film
      A Touch of Sin
·          Blue Is the Warmest Colour
·          The Hunt

Best First Feature
      Neighbouring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho)
·          Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)
·          In a World… (Lake Bell)

The Rogers Best Canadian Film Award
·          The Dirties
·          Gabrielle
·          Watermark

The Scotiabank Jay Scott Prize for an Emerging Artist
      Matt Johnson (The Dirties)

The Technicolour Clyde Gilmour Award
      Norman Jewison

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