Saturday, 17 December 2011

Toronto Film Critics Association 2011 Awards

The Toronto Film Critics Association 2011 Awards have been announced and top honours go to The Tree of Life for Best Picture and Best Director for Terrance Mallick. Take Shelted also has multiple wins for both Best Actor (Michael Shannon) and Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain).

The awards will be presented at the awards dinner on January 10, 2012, at which time the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award will be announced. The finalist for Best Canadian Film are: Café de Flore, A Dangerous Method and Monsieur Lazhar.

BEST PICTURE
The Tree of Life
Runners-up: The Artist, The Descendants

BEST ACTOR
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
Runners-up: George Clooney, The Descendants and Michael Fassbender, Shame

BEST ACTRESS
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Runners-up: Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Runners-up: Albert Brooks, Drive and Patton Oswalt, Young Adult

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter
Runners-up: Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life and Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

BEST DIRECTOR
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Runners-up: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist and Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

BEST SCREENPLAY
Moneyball, written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; story by Stan Chervin, based on the book by Michael Lewis
Runners-up:
The Descendants, written by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and The Tree of Life, written by Terrence Malick

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Attack the Block, directed by Joe Cornish
Runners-up: Margin Call, directed by J.C. Chandor and Martha Marcy May Marlene, directed by Sean Durkin

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Adventures of Tintin
Runners-up: Puss in Boots and Rango

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Mysteries of Lisbon
Runners-up: Attenberg, Le Havre and A Separation

ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Nostalgia for the Light
Runners-up: Into the Abyss and Project Nim

ROGERS CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS
Café de Flore, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
A Dangerous Method, directed by David Cronenberg
Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau

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