Thu. Oct 1st, 2020

'Parasite' toplines Toronto Film Critics Association wins (TFCA) including Best Picture

PARASITE (Neon)

Parasite has been named Best Picture by the Toronto Film Critics Association, who also gave the film Best Director (Bong Joon-ho) and Best Foreign Language Film.

Adam Drive (Marriage Story) and Lupita Nyong’o (Us) picked up the lead acting prizes, Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Laura Dern (Marriage Story) took supporting and Missing Link won Best Animated Film.

Established in 1997, the Toronto Film Critics Association is comprised of Toronto-based journalists and broadcasters who specialize in film criticism and commentary. All major dailies, weeklies and a variety of other print and electronic outlets are represented.

The TFCA is affiliated with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Our members have sat on critics’ juries in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Miami, Palm Springs, Chicago, Pusan, Moscow, Amsterdam, London and Vienna, among others.

Every year, the TFCA presents awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Male Performance, Best Female Performance, Best Male Supporting Performance, Best Female Supporting Performance, Best Screenplay (Adapted or Original), Best First Feature, Best Documentary and Best Canadian Film.

When appropriate, the Association also presents the Clyde Gilmour Award to a Canadian who has enriched the understanding and appreciation of film in this country. Past recipients include Elwy Yost, Gerald Pratley, James Quandt, Wayne Clarkson and Allan King.

Here is the full list of 2019 Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) winners.

Best Picture: Parasite

Best Director: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Best Actor: Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, Us

Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Best Screenplay: The Irishman

Best First Feature: Booksmart

Best Animated Film: Missing Link

Best Documentary: American Factory

Best Foreign Language Film: Parasite

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