18th Annual Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) announced their awards on December 15th, 2014 with giving away the Best Film award to Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater who also won the Best Director award.

Last year, 4 TFCA winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay. Let’s see how it goes this year.

Here is the complete list of winners along with runners-up:

•    Best Film: Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, a cinematic masterpiece that evokes beauty in life and the inevitable passage of time

Runners-up: The Grand Budapest HotelInherent Vice

•    Best Director: Richard Linklater, for the singular achievement that is Boyhood

Runners-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice; Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

•    Best Actor: Tom Hardy, for playing a Welsh builder in crisis in Locke

Runners-up: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler; Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

•    Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, for her performance as a Polish woman navigating 1920s America in The Immigrant

Runners-up: Julianne Moore, Still Alice; Reese Witherspoon, Wild

•    Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, for his role as a tyrannical conductor in Whiplash

Runners-up: Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice; Edward Norton, Birdman

•    Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, for her role as the mother of Mason Jr. in Boyhood

Runners-up: Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice; Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

•    Best Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel, for its nuanced humour and intricate narrative dollhouse

Runners-up: Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater); Inherent Vice (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

•    Best Animated Feature: Isao Takahata’s delicate fable The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Runners-up: The Lego MovieBig Hero 6How to Train Your Dragon 2

•   Best First Feature: Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox

Runners-up: Nightcrawler (dir. Dan Gilroy); John Wick (dir. David Leitch and Chad Stahelski)

•   Best Foreign-Language Film: Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure

Runners-up: Ida (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski); Leviathan (dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev)

•   Best Documentary Film: Jesse Moss’s The Overnighters

Runners-up: Citizenfour (dir. Laura Poitras); Manakamana (dir. Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez)