'Inside Llewyn Davis' Named Best Picture by Toronto Critics
TORONTO -- The Toronto Film Critics Association has awarded Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel Coen's and Ethan Coen’s Greenwich Village-set folk singer tale, the two top prizes.
The critics on Tuesday named the CBS Films' awards contender best picture, while Oscar Isaac snagged the best actor prize for his titular role. The awards come after Inside Llewyn Davis won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
The awards, voted on by the TFCA on Dec. 15, saw Alfonso Cuaron win for best director for survival-in-space tale Gravity, and Cate Blanchett win best actress for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
Toronto critics also named Jared Leto best supporting actor for his role as the HIV-positive Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, while Jennifer Lawrence was named best supporting actress for her performance as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in David O. Russell’s American Hustle.
Elsewhere, Spike Jonze’s Her won best screenplay, Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises earned best animated feature, while Kleber Mendonca Filho’s Neighboring Sounds was named best first feature and Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin best foreign language film.
Toronto critics also shortlisted three films for the best Canadian film award: The Dirties, directed by Matt Johnson, Louise Archambault's Gabrielle and Watermark, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky.
The 2013 TFCA Awards will be handed out Jan. 7 in Toronto.