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‘Nomadland’ has taken the top prize in the Toronto Critics Awards

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At the 24th Annual Toronto Film Critics Awards (TFCA), Best Actress won Chloe Best Director and Frances McDormond won Best Actress for “Nomland”, and Riz Ahmed won Best Actor for “Sound of Metal”.

TFCA members voted on the award at a virtual meeting on Sunday. Along with them, Rogers Best Canadian Film Awards will be presented at a virtual festival in Toronto on March 9. The three finalists for the 100,000 ($ 78,250) Rogers Award are Louis Archambult’s “and Birds Rain Down”, 13,000 n feet. “White Lie” by Kazik Radwanski and Yona Lewis and Calvin Thomas. Runners-up will each receive CAD $ 5,000 (9,912).

Maria Bacaloa won Best Supporting Actress for “Borat Subsidiary Moviefilm”, while Daniel Kalua won Best Supporting Actor for “Judas and the Black Christ”.

Lee Isaac Chung won Best Screenplay for “Minaret” and Radha Blank’s “Forty Years Old Version” won Best First Feature. Giuliano Dornelles and Klebar Mendonca won the Philo’s “Bakurau” Best International Film, and Alexander Nanu’s “Collective” Alan King won the Documentary Film Award. Tom Moore’s “Wolfwallers” was nominated for Best Animated Feature.

Jason Riley, an indigenous producer, curator and story editor, who received the 2021 Clyde Gilmore Award, the outgoing executive director of the Kalpana National Film Festival. Nominated for the Toronto Star Film Critics, the award recognizes Canadian art who has made substantial and outstanding contributions to the advancement and / or history of Canadian cinema.

Kelly Fifi-Marshall announced the winner of the J. Scott Award for Emerging Artist. His short film “Black Bodies” debuted international acclaim last year and earned shots in its first feature. The award was named for Globe and Mail critics who acquired young film talent.

Cinemaplex Entertainment received the Emerging Critics Award in a tie vote to Mark Hanson and Rose Howe.

Complete list of 2020 TFCA winners and runners-up:

The best image




“The First Cow”


Best Actor


Riz Ahmed – “Metallic Words”


Chadwick Bosman – “Mother Rainy’s Black Despicable”

Mads Mikkelsen – “Another Round”

Best Actress


Frances McDormand – “Nomadland”


Viola Davis – “Mother Rainy’s Black Bottom”

Sidney Flanagan – “Sometimes Sometimes Rare”

Side actor


Daniel Kalua – “Judas and the Black Messiah”


Leslie Odam, Jr. – “A Night in Miami”

Paul Rossi – “Metallic Words”

Support actress


Maria Bakaloa – “Borat Next Moviefilm”


Olivia Coleman – “Father”

Yuh-Jung Yun – “Minaret”

Best director

Chloe Jao – “Nomdland”


Kelly Richard – “The First Cow”

Lee Isaac Chung – “Minaret”

The best screenplay





“Metallic sound”

The best first feature


“Forty years old version”



“Promising Girl”

Animated features





“The Wolfbis”

Best International Film




“Another episode”


The best documentary





“Creep Camp”

“David Bourne’s American Utopia”

Rogers is the best Canadian film

“And Suppressing Birds”

“At another 13,000 feet.”

“Little lie”

Clyde Gilmour Award

Jason Riley

J. Scott Award

Kelly Fife-Marshall

TFCA Emerging Critics Award

Mark Hanson

Rose Ho

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