Roma
Roma

Roma was given the two top awards from the Toronto Film Critics Association, the award for Best Picture and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón. 

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Morgan Neville’s affectionate look at the legacy reaching beyond the small screen neighborhood created by TV’s Mr. Rogers, was given the RBC Allan King Documentary Award.

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion, canine world-view Isle of Dogs was named Best Animated Feature and South Korean mystery-drama Burning was chosen Best Foreign-Language Film.I

The TFCA members also chose ANTHROPOCENE: The Human EpochAva and Maison du bonheur as the three finalists for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.

The winner will be named at the 22nd TFCA Awards Gala, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on January 8, 2019. The honor carries a record-setting $100,000 cash prize; the richest film award in the country. The runners-up will each receive $5,000.

The 2017 recipient of the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award is prolific actor Tantoo Cardinal, who has chosen writer-director and video artist Darlene Naponse to receive $50,000 worth of services from Technicolor. Writer-director Naponse’s film Falls Around Her, starring Cardinal as an Anishinaabe musician, had its world premiere at TIFF 2018.

2018 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Winners

BEST PICTURE
“Roma” (Netflix)
Runners-up
          “Burning” (Well Go USA)
          “First Reformed” (ABMO Films)

BEST ACTOR
            Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed” (ABMO Films)
Runners-up
           Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate” (Elevation Pictures)
           Viggo Mortensen “Green Book” (NBCUniversal)

BEST ACTRESS
          Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)
Runners-up
         Regina Hall, “Support the Girls” (Mongrel Media)
         Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Steven Yuen, “Burning” (Well Go USA)
Runners-up
          Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Fox Searchlight)
          Michael B. Jordan, “Black Panther” (Walt Disney Studios)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Entertainment One)
Runners-up
          Emma Stone, “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)
          Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma” (Netflix)
Runners-up
            Lee Chang-dong, “Burning” (Well Go USA)
            Paul Schrader, “First Reformed” (ABMO Films)

BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL 
          Tie: “The Favourite” by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (Fox Searchlight) and“First Reformed” by Paul Schrader (ABMO Films)
Runner-up
           “Roma” by Alfonso Cuarón (Netflix)

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“Sorry to Bother You” directed by Boots Riley (Entertainment One)
Runners-up
          “Eighth Grade” directed by Bo Burnham (Elevation Pictures)
          “Hereditary” directed by Ari Aster (Elevation Pictures)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
            “Isle of Dogs” (Fox Searchlight)
Runners-up
            “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Walt Disney Studios)
             “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” (Sony Pictures Animation)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
           “Burning” (Well Go USA)
Runners-up
          “Cold War” (Mongrel Media)
          “Roma” (Netflix)

RBC ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD
           “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (NBCUniversal)
Runners-up
          “ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch” (Mongrel Media)
          “Free Solo” (Mongrel Media)

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS

“ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (Mongrel Media)” directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier (Mongrel Media)
“Ava” directed by Sadaf Foroughi (Mongrel Media)
“Maison du bonheur” directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz (Lisa Pictures)

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