Charlotte Wells’ father-son drama Aftersun tops the Toronto Film Critics Circle Awards with four trophies, including the most Best Picture and Best Director.
Wells’ debut novel about a young Scottish father and his tween daughter on summer holidays also won a star award Paul Mescal won best actor and Wells won first prize for best feature film. Aftersun became a hit in Cannes, being upstaged by A and Mubi.
In the acting category, the Toronto Critics also nominated Cate Blanchett for Best Actress for her On asphalt . The drama, starring Blanchett as German conductor Todd Field, has picked up a string of Best Picture and Actress trophies, including New York Film Critic People’s Association and Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Also, Keke Palmer won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Nope, while Ke Huy Quan continued his Awards – Season Momentum & Best Supporting Actor Trophy Everything Everywhere All Once .
Elsewhere, be Best Screenplay went to Martin McDonagh, who The dark comedy Irish drama The Banshees of Inisherin , Alice Dop’s Saint Omer won Best International Feature Film, Best The animated feature gets Domee Shi’s coming-of-age story )Turning Red, set in Toronto.
Local critics rated Laura Poitras’ All the Beautiful and Bleeding as