"Aftersun" shines at Toronto Film Critics' awards vote
(L-R) Frankie Corio and Paul Mescal dance their blues away in the father/daughter saga "Aftersun."
Charlotte Wells' feature directing debut took four prizes — Best Picture, Director, First Feature and Actor (Paul Mescal) — from members of the Toronto Film Critics Association at their Jan. 8 gathering.
The prizes are well deserved for a sublime story of memory, regret and love.
Full awards list:
Runners-up: "Everything Everywhere All at Once," "Women Talking"
Charlotte Wells, "Aftersun"
Cate Blanchett, "TÁR"
Paul Mescal, "Aftersun"
Best Supporting Actress
Keke Palmer, "Nope"
Best Supporting Actor
Ke Huy Quan, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
"The Banshees of Inisherin," Martin McDonagh
Best First Feature
Best Documentary Feature
"All the Beauty and the Bloodshed," Laura Poitras
Best International Feature
"Saint Omer," Alice Diop
Best Animated Feature
"Turning Red," Domee Shi
Rogers Best Canadian Feature Award Nominees:
"Brother," Clement Virgo
"Crimes of the Future," David Cronenberg
"Riceboy Sleeps," Anthony Shim
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