Toronto Film Critics Pick ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ As Year’s Top Choice

Posted by Brian Brooks on 12.17.2013


Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel and Ethan Coen took two top nods by the Toronto Film Critics Association, taking Best Picture as well as Best Actor for Oscar Isaac. Fellow NYFF51 selections Her and 12 Years A Slave were runners-up in the category. The awards were voted by the TFCA at a meeting Dec. 15, which also selected Cate Blanchett as the year's Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine. Alfonso Cuarón was selected Best Director for Gravity, while the Coens and Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) were named runners up.

TFCA's BMO Allan King Documentary Award was awarded to The Act of Killing by Josh Oppenheimer. The film will screen as part of the upcoming For Your Consideration: Oscar Hopefuls series at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Also receiving recognition from TFCA, Jared Leto was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as the HIV-positive Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club and Jennifer Lawrence was named Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the rambunctious Rosalyn Rosenfeld in David O. Russell’s American Hustle.

"It’s been an unusually thrilling year for cinema," said TFCA President Brian D. Johnson, film critic at Maclean’s. "And these awards celebrate a remarkable diversity. Among our distinctive Canadian finalists, each offers an inspired take on a compelling issue - rom school bullying in The Dirties to sexual liberation among the disabled in Gabrielle to epic environmental crisis in Watermark."

In related news, the London Critics' Circle revealed its nominations for the year with Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave coming out on top with 9 nominations including Best Picture. The full list of nominees can be found here. Winners will be announced February 2 at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards.

Toronto Film Critics Association 2013 winners follow:

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 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
Runners-up:
The Croods
Frozen

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM - A Touch of Sin
Runners-up:
Blue Is the Warmest Color
The Hunt

BMO ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD - The Act of Killing
Runners-up:
Leviathan
Tim’s Vermeer

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD (Finalists):
The Dirties
Gabrielle
Watermark

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