Toronto Film Critics Name Boyhood Best Film!


Boyhood picked up three awards from the Toronto Film Critics Association last night – Best Film, Best Director – Richard Linklater, and Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette.

Tom Hardy took Best Actor honors for Locke; Marion Cotillar was named Best actress for her work in The Immigrant, and J.K. Simmons got Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash.

Follow the jump for the complete list of winners.


•    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)

(Under the TFCA’s guidelines, contenders eligible for the awards include films released in Canada in 2014 plus films that qualify for the 2014 Oscars and have Canadian distribution scheduled by the end of February 2015.)