Toronto Film Critics Association 2012

December 18th, 2012 - Graham Eley

Following a quiet start in the critics’ section of the awards season, ‘The Master’ is now building-up some serious momentum.  Hot on the heels of claiming top honours with the San Francisco and Kansas circles, Paul Thomas Anderson’s sixth feature received best film, director, screenplay and supporting actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) at the Toronto Film Critics Association awards.

 

Showing some independence from established trends, there were wins for Denis Lavant (Holy Motors) for best actor and Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea) and Gina Gershon (Killer Joe) for best actress and supporting actress respectively.

 

One of Canada’s leading filmmakers, Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz) claimed best documentary for ‘Stories We Tell’.

 

 

Winners:

 

Best Film: “The Master”

 

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”

 

Best Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”

 

Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

 

Best Actor: Denis Lavant, “Holy Motors”

 

Best Supporting Actress: Gina Gershon, “Killer Joe”

 

Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

 

Best First Feature: Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild;” Panos Cosmatos, “Beyond the Black Rainbow” (shared)

 

Allan King Documentary Award: “Stories We Tell”

 

Best Animated Film: “ParaNorman”

 

Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour”

 

Rogers Best Canadian Film Award Finalists: “Bestiaire,” “Goon,” and “Stories We Tell”

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