Carol, Todd Haynes’s look at the love affair between two women in the 1950s, was named the best film of the year by the Toronto Film Critics Association on Sunday.
The TFCA, whose membership is comprised of Toronto-based journalists, critics and broadcasters specializing in film, also named Haynes the year’s best director for his work on Carol. The film, which has topped several year-end lists, including the New York Film Critics Circle, was released in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal this past Friday and will expand to Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Winnipeg, Halifax and Ottawa on Dec. 25.
During a round of year-end voting on Sunday, the TFCA also named Nina Hoss the year’s best actress for her work in Phoenix; Tom Hardy was awarded best actor for his twin performance in Legend; Mark Rylance captured best supporting actor for his work in Bridge of Spies; and Alicia Vikander was named best supporting actress for her role as a robot in Ex Machina.
The TFCA also chose three finalists for the annual Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, which carries a $100,000 cash prize and will be awarded during a gala in January. The three nominees are Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson’s The Forbidden Room, Andrew Cividino’s Sleeping Giant and Philippe Falardeau’s My Internship in Canada.
“This year’s winning films encompass a remarkable diversity of genres and styles,” TFCA president Brian D. Johnson said in a statement. “And the Canadian finalists present a broad spectrum of talent – a veteran Winnipeg auteur who remixes cinema like a mad alchemist, an Oscar-honoured Quebecois who’s made a bold turn from intimate drama to sly political satire and a young Toronto director making his feature debut with a Lakehead coming-of-age story that dazzled Cannes and TIFF.”Report Typo/Error