Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, a dramatic exploration of humankind’s devastating impact on environmental change, directed by directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier,won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s 2018 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, the richest annual film prize in Canada

It was Baichwal’s third trip to the TFCA podium, previously winning Best Canadian Film for Manufactured Landscapes in 2006 and the 2013 Rogers Best Canadian Film prize (with Burtynsky) for Watermark.

As runners-up, Maison du bonheur director Sofia Bohdanowicz (who won last year’s Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist) and Ava director Sadaf Foroughi each received $5,000 from Rogers Communications.

The awards gala featured a series of video acceptance speeches from winners, including Best Director Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Best Actor Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), Best Supporting Actress Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Best Supporting Actor Steven Yeun (Burning).

2018 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Winners

BEST PICTURE
“Roma” (Netflix)

BEST ACTOR
Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed” (ABMO Films)

BEST ACTRESS
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Steven Yuen, “Burning” (Well Go USA)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Entertainment One)

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma” (Netflix)

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

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“Sorry to Bother You” directed by Boots Riley (Entertainment One)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Isle of Dogs” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“Burning” (Well Go USA)

RBC ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (NBCUniversal)

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS

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



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