Yesterday the Toronto Film Critics Association chose Joel and Ethan Coen‘s Inside Llewyn Davis as their Best Film of 2013 and handed their Best Actor award to Oscar Isaac. In so doing the TFCA behaved like mature, reasoning adults who don’t fart around with industry politics or callow, fly-by-night sentiment…unlike those greatly respected members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
The TFCA named Alfonso Cuaron best director for Gravity, Blue Jasmine‘s Cate Blanchett for best actress, Dallas Buyers Club‘s Jared Leto for best supporting actor and American Hustle‘s Jennifer Lawrence for best supporting actress….no! 12 Year A Slave‘s Lupita Nyong’o owns this category.
Spike Jonze’s won for best screenplay award, Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Also Rises landed the best animated feature honor and Jia Zhang-ke’s A Touch of Sin was named best foreign-language film.
The two Best Picture runners-up in Toronto were Spike Jonze‘s Her and Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave.