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"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."

Peter Howell

Movie Critic

Father/daughter meditation #Aftersun is the big winner at the #TFCAawards vote.

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:

Best Film


Runners-up: "Everything Everywhere All at Once," "Women Talking"

Best Director

​Charlotte Wells, "Aftersun"

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, "TÁR"

Best Actor

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

Special Citation:

To Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi, Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Al-Ahmad, who are currently in jail in Ira yet continue to make subtle movies that talk about life in their country, in spite of threats and restrictions from the regime. We stand in solidarity with them and add our voices to the international arts community calling for their release. 🌓

Twitter: @peterhowellfilm


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