Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Master Wins Big At Toronto Film Critics Association Awards


The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s 70mm drama about a battle of wills between a ravaged war veteran and the cult leader who offers him a place at his right hand, dominated the 2012 awards of the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Anderson’s film took Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay, with co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman named the year’s Best Supporting Actor. Anderson has now won Best Picture twice (previous was Magnolia 1999) and Best Director three times (previous was Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love 2002). He also shared the Best Screenplay prize with Being John Malkovich author Charlie Kaufman (1999).

Here is the full list of Toronto Film Critics Association Awards winners and runners-up:

BEST PICTURE
“The Master”

Runners-up:
“Amour”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ACTOR
Denis Lavant, “Holy Motors”

Runners-up:
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

BEST ACTRESS
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Runners-up:
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

Runners-up:
Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Gina Gershon, “Killer Joe”

Runners-up:
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Ann Dowd, “Compliance”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserable”

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”

Runners-up:
Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Leos Carax, “Holy Motors”

BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL
“The Master”, written by Paul Thomas Anderson

Runners-up:
“Lincoln”, written by Tony Kushner, based on the book “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin
“Zero Dark Thirty”, written by Mark Boal

BEST FIRST FEATURE - TIE
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”, directed by Benh Zeitlin
“Beyond the Black Rainbow”, directed by Panos Cosmatos

Runner-up:
“The Cabin in the Woods”, directed by Drew Goddard

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“ParaNorman”

Runners-up:
“Brave”
“Frankenweenie”

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“Amour”

Runners-up:
“Holy Motors”
“Tabu”

ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD
“Stories We Tell”

Runners-up:
“The Queen of Versailles”
“Searching for Sugar Man”

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS
“Bestiaire”, directed by Denis Côté
“Goon”, directed by Michael Dowse
“Stories We Tell”, directed by Sarah Polley

1 comment:

  1. Cool. That was probably my favorite of the movies I've seen this year. Though I am really looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty.

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