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Winners of the 2011 TFCA Awards

December 14, 2011

Today the Toronto Film Critics Association has announced the winners for their 15th annual awards honouring the year in film.  Terrence Malick’s masterful The Tree of Life dominated in several of the top categories, including Best Picture and Best Director.  Overall, this is an absolutely great line-up of worthy winners and honourable mentions, that offers a few clues of what films and performances might be competing at the Oscars.  The complete list of winners and runners-up in all categories is included after the break.

BEST PICTURE

    The Tree of Life (eOne Films)

Runners-up:

    The Artist (Alliance Films)

    The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BEST ACTOR

    Michael Shannon, Take Shelter (Mongrel Media)

Runners-up:

    George Clooney, The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    Michael Fassbender, Shame (Alliance Films)

BEST ACTRESS

   Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn (Alliance Films)

Runners-up:

    Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (Alliance Films)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

   Christopher Plummer, Beginners (Alliance Films)

Runners-up:

   Albert Brooks, Drive (Alliance Films)

   Patton Oswalt, Young Adult (Paramount Pictures)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter (Mongrel Media)

Runners-up:

    Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life (eOne Films)

    Shailene Woodley, The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BEST DIRECTOR

    Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life (eOne Films)

Runners-up:

   Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist (Alliance Films)

   Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive (Alliance Films)

BEST SCREENPLAY

    Moneyball, written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, story by Stan Chervin, based on the book by Michael Lewis (Sony Pictures)

Runners-up:

    The Descendants, written by Alexander Payne (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    The Tree of Life, written by Terrence Malick (eOne Films)

BEST FIRST FEATURE

    Attack the Block, directed by Joe Cornish (Screen Gems)

Runners-up:

    Margin Call, directed by J.C. Chandor (Alliance Films)

    Martha Marcy May Marlene, directed by Sean Durkin (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

    The Adventures of Tintin (Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures)

Runners-up:

    Puss in Boots (DreamWorks Animation)

    Rango (Paramount Pictures)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

    Mysteries of Lisbon (Alfama Films)

Runners-up:

    Attenberg (filmswelike)

    Le Havre (filmswelike)

    A Separation (Mongrel Media)

ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD

    Nostalgia for the Light (Icarus Films)

Runners-up:

    Into the Abyss (Mongrel Media)

    Project Nim (Mongrel Media)

ROGERS CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS

     Café de Flore, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Alliance Films)

     A Dangerous Method, directed by David Cronenberg (eOne Films)

     Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau (eOne Films)

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