Toronto Film Critics

2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

BEST PICTURE
No Country for Old Men (Alliance Films)

Runners-up
Eastern Promises (Odeon Films)
Zodiac (Paramount Pictures)

BEST PERFORMANCE, MALE
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

Runners-up
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Gordon Pinsent, Away From Her

BEST PERFORMANCE, FEMALE — TIE
Julie Christie, Away From Her
and
Ellen Page, Juno

Runner-up
Laura Dern, Inland Empire

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, MALE
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Runners-up
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse JamesBy the Coward Robert Ford
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

Runners-up
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

BEST DIRECTOR
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Runners-up
David Cronenberg, Eastern Promises
David Fincher, Zodiac

BEST SCREENPLAY
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Runners-up
Diablo Cody, Juno
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton

BEST CANADIAN FILM
Away From Her (Mongrel Media)

Runners-up
Eastern Promises (Odeon Films)
Radiant City (Odeon Films)

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Away From Her, directed by Sarah Polley

Runners-up
Gone Baby Gone, directed by Ben Affleck
Michael Clayton, directed by Tony Gilroy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Ratatouille (Disney/Pixar)

Runners-up
Paprika (Mongrel Media)
The Simpsons Movie (20th Century Fox)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days (Mongrel Media)

Runners-up
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Alliance Films)
The Lives of Others (Mongrel Media)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
No End in Sight (Mongrel Media)

Runners-up
Iraq in Fragments (Mongrel Media)
My Kid Could Paint That (Mongrel Media)

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The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh

 

“I have made few films in a way. I never made action films. I never made science fiction films. I never made, really, very complicated settings, because I had modest ambitions. I knew they would never trust me to have the budget to do something different, so my mind is more focused on things I know. So they were always mental adventures I wanted to approach and share. Working for cinema with no – not only no money, but also no ambition for money. I was happy and proud [to receive the honorary Oscar] because of that, that [the Academy] could understand what kind of work I have done over 60 years. I stayed faithful to the ideal of sharing emotion, impressions, and mostly because I have so much empathy for other people that I approach people who are not really spoken about. I have 65 years of work in my bag, and when I put the bag down, what comes out? It’s really the desire of finding links and relationships with different kinds of people. I never made a film about the bourgeoisie, about rich people. about nobility. My choices have been to show people that are, in a way, more common and see that each of them has something special and interesting, rare and beautiful. It’s my natural way of looking at people. I didn’t fight my instincts. And maybe that has been appreciated in the famous circle of Hollywood.“

Agnes Varda