'Inside Llewyn Davis' Voted Best Picture By Toronto Critics; Oscar Isaac Wins Best Actor

The Coen brothers’ folk singer and a ginger cat in early-’60s Greenwich Village won two of the top prizes tonight Inside Llewyn Davisfrom the Toronto Film Critics Association. Inside Llewyn Davis was named picture, and its star Oscar Isaac claimed Best Actor. Cate Blanchett claimed the Best Actress prize for Blue Jasmine, Gravity helmer Alfonso Cuarón took Best Director, and Spike Jonze won Best Screenplay for Her. Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) were named Best Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor, respectively. The 2013 TFCA Awards will be presented at a gala dinner hosted by Cameron Bailey on January 7 at Toronto’s Carlu. Here is the full list of winners and runners-up:

BEST PICTURE
“Inside Llewyn Davis” (Mongrel Media)
Runners-up: “Her” (Warner Bros.), “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST ACTOR
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Runners-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”, Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Runners-up: Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”, Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Runners-up: Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”, James Franco, “Spring Breakers”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Runners-up: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”, June Squibb, “Nebraska”

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Runners-up: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Runners-up: Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“Neighboring Sounds”, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Runners-up: “Fruitvale Station”, directed by Ryan Coogler, “In a World …”, directed by Lake Bell

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“The Wind Rises” (Touchstone Pictures)
Runners-up: “The Croods” (20th Century Fox), “Frozen” (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“A Touch of Sin” (Films We Like)
Runners-up: “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (Mongrel Media), “The Hunt” (Mongrel Media)

BMO ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD
“The Act of Killing” (Films We Like)
Runners-up: “Leviathan” (Films We Like), “Tim’s Vermeer” (Mongrel Media)

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS
“The Dirties” (Phase 4 Films)
“Gabrielle” (Entertainment One)
“Watermark” (Mongrel Media)

    1. They seem to lean in favor of independent movies–not completely, but it’s unlikely that Emma Thompson would score high points with this crowd. Doesn’t really matter. Cate is unstoppable for Blue Jasmine. JUst give her the Oscar now and move on.

  1. They obviously have Coen boners since ILD isn’t even in the top 5 CB films, nor is it the best film of the year.

    They also obviously haven’t seen American Hustle, since JL was not actually good enough in the role, too young, her accent all over the place, and I am a fan of hers. The movie does not live up to the hype. Great soundtrack though.

    No mention of Walter Mitty anywhere. Most cinematic story-telling of the year. Did Ben Stiller piss-off the wrong people? Great film.

    Steve McQueen deserves the directing accolades. End of story. (Although I haven’t seen Wolf of Wall Street yet).

    Agree with previous post regarding Emma Thompson. Should have gotten a mention, she was great.

    Conspiracy not listed in the Canadian film section? Should have been there.

  2. Why would it be surprising that Emma Thomas wasn’t a runner up, she isn’t even a lock for a Oscar nomination.
    The only consensus emerging from from all of these critic groups is Cate Blanchett , best actress, Jennifer Lawrence best supporting , Jared Leto , supporting.

    Glad 12 years a slave isn’t winning critic awards and it doesn’t have popular audience support, nearly no ones seen the movie, 35 million gross and no foreign gross,… so people can stop calling it the front runner, couldn’t understand why the movie was deemed the front runner, powerful subject matter , but just a ok movie .

  3. 12 Years is still the front runner. Toronto, NY and LA didn’t go for it because they rarely choose the Oscar front-runner. Everyone else will.

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