2013 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Winners

The critics groups continue to weigh in with their picks for the best of 2013. Tonight the 17th Annual TFCA Awards were announced by the Toronto Film Critics Association. Established in 1997, the TFCA 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 and electronic outlets are represented.

The only multiple winner was the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis which took two top honors, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Oscar Isaac). The film was runner-up in the Best Director category. Alfonso Cuaron won that one for Gravity. The trophy for Best Actress went to Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Best Supporting Actor honors went to Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club, and Best Supporting Actress was Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle. The Wind Rises took Best Animated Film honors, A Touch of Sin won Best Foreign Language Film, and Kleber Mendonça Filho's Neighboring Sounds was tops in the Best First Feature category.

The group is affiliated with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Their members have sat on critics' juries in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Miami, Palm Springs, Chicago, Pusan, Moscow, Amsterdam, London, and Vienna, among others. Under the TFCA’s guidelines, contenders eligible for the awards include films released in Canada in 2013 plus films that qualify for the 2013 Oscars and have Canadian distribution scheduled by the end of February 2014.

The 2013 TFCA Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in the Round Room of Toronto’s historic Carlu on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, hosted by Cameron Bailey, artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Here is 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 Cuarón, “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)



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Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at Larry411.com

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