Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Toronto Critics Shake Things Up

Michelle Williams in Wendy and Lucy.

I haven't been posting all the critics' awards, because they've all mostly been the same. But the Toronto Film Critics Association has offered a list that stands out from the crowd:

BEST PICTURE
“Wendy and Lucy” (Mongrel Media)
Runners-up:
“Rachel Getting Married” (Mongrel Media)
“WALL*E” (Disney/Pixar)

BEST PERFORMANCE, MALE
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler” (Alliance)
Runners-up:
Sean Penn, “Milk” (Alliance)
Jean-Claude Van Damme, “JCVD” (Peace Arch)

BEST PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
Michelle Williams, “Wendy and Lucy”
Runners-up:
Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Meryl Streep, “Doubt” (Maple)

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, MALE
Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros)
Runners-up:
Josh Brolin, “Milk”
Robert Downey, Jr, “Tropic Thunder” (Paramount)
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
Rosemarie DeWitt, “Rachel Getting Married”
Runners-up:
Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (Fox Searchlight)
Viola Davis, “Doubt”

BEST DIRECTOR
Jonathan Demme, “Rachel Getting Married”
Runners-up:
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight)
Andrew Stanton, “WALL*E”

BEST SCREENPLAY
Jenny Lumet, “Rachel Getting Married”
Runners-up:
John Patrick Shanley, “Doubt” (Maple)
Peter Morgan, “Frost/Nixon” (Universal)

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“Ballast”, directed by Lance Hammer (KinoSmith)
Runners-up:
“The Band’s Visit”, directed by Eran Kolirin (Mongrel Media)
“Frozen River”, directed by Courtney Hunt (Mongrel Media)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“WALL*E” (Disney/Pixar)
Runners-up:
“Kung-Fu Panda” (DreamWorks Animaton)
“Persepolis” (Mongrel Media)
“Waltz with Bashir” (E1 Films)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“Let the Right One In” (Mongrel Media)
Runners-up:
“The Class” (Mongrel Media)
“I’ve Loved You So Long” (Mongrel Media)
“A Christmas Tale” (E1)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Man on Wire” (Mongrel Media)
Runners-up:
“Standard Operating Procedure” (Mongrel Media)
“Up the Yangtze” (KinoSmith/NFB)

Via Awards Daily

It's good to finally see some variety in this year's race.

3 comments:

Sam Juliano said...

I am most intrigued about WENDY AND LUCY! That is another one I must squeeze in over the next week.

Matthew Lucas said...

I should be getting a screener of this sometime this week, so you'll be hearing more on this one soon.

Sam Juliano said...

I look forward to what you will say here Matt.