Eternals filmmaker Chloé Zhao shined at the 24th Toronto Film Critics’ Awards. Her Nomadland won top prizes, including the best picture!
Since its release, the film has continuously kept a significant momentum of receiving substantial critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, it’s currently sitting with a near-perfect score of 95 percent at the time of writing.
“Nomadland” team shines in Toronto Film awards
Although there were many heavyweights in the race, the Chloé Zhao directorial outperformed every other competitor. With this, it appears to be a potential frontrunner for April’s Oscars as well.
Nomadland won the best picture, and Zhao took the honor of best director. And Frances McDormand won the best actress trophy. In brief, the film tells the story of a woman who travels through the American West after losing everything during the recession.
The title was initially released last year in France during Christmas eve.
Other notable winners include Minari, Wolfwalkers, and The Forty-Year-Old-Version. Late actor Chadwick Boseman’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was also on the list of potential, empathic winners. However, it eventually ended up as the runners-up.
As an emerging artist, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall took home the trophy of Jay Scott prize. Her short film Black Bodies received global acclaim upon its release last year. The award takes its name from the late Globe & Mail critic, who promoted young filmmakers.
Here are all the winners and runners-up of the Toronto Film Critics’ Awards (TFCA):
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Movie film
Olivia Colman – The Father
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Chloé Zao – Nomadland
Kelly Reichardt – First Cow
Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
Sound of Metal
Best First Feature
The Forty-Year-Old Version
Promising Young Woman
Best International Film
David Byrne’s American Utopia
Rogers Best Canadian Film
And the Birds Rained Down
Anne at 13,000 Ft.
Clyde Gilmour Award
Jay Scott Award
TFCA Emerging Critic Award
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