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article imageToronto Film Critics Association name their best of 2013

By Kristal Cooper     Dec 18, 2013 in Entertainment
Toronto - It's that time of year when cinephiles are kept busy reading which films earn accolades from the various critics' associations all across North America.
Being a major movie city -- both production and theatrical release-wise -- it's no surprise that the Toronto Critics' Association makes it a point to weigh in with their picks every year.
After all-day-Sunday deliberations that were documented by various TFCA members on Twitter, the more than 40 print and broadcast journalists in the association announced their chosen winners for best of the year yesterday.
Top film prize went to Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film by the Coen brothers that opens in Toronto theatres on December 20th (a concert documentary featuring music from the film is currently available on Netflix Canada) and best Director honours went to Alfonso Cuaron for his work on Gravity.
Choosing not to stick to any one film in too many of the categories, the TFCA spread their love to Her (awarding writer/director Spike Jonze for his screenplay) while also singling out Cate Blanchett for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle and Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club. Rising star Oscar Isaac picked up the Best Actor nod for Inside Llewyn Davis.
The Toronto Film Critics Association awards will be given out at a gala dinner on January 7th, where the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award will be presented by last year’s winner, Sarah Polley (for Stories We Tell), to one of the finalists: Matt Johnson’s school-shooting faux documentary The Dirties; Louise Archambault’s drama Gabrielle, about a mentally challenged musician; or Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s documentary Watermark.
Best picture: Inside Llewyn Davis Runners-up: Her; 12 Years a Slave
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 direction: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Runners-up: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis; Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Best screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her Runners-up: Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, Before Midnight; Joel Coen and 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 Runners-up: The Croods, Frozen
Best foreign-language film: A Touch of Sin Runners-up: Blue Is the Warmest Colour; The Hunt
BMO Allan King Documentary Award: The Act of Killing Runners-up: Leviathan, Tim’s Vermeer
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