Per the Toronto Film Critics Association, ‘Nomadland’ is the best picture of 2020. Its director Chloe Zhao and lead actress Frances McDormand are also the year’s best director and best actress respectively.
Riz Ahmed, who has secured much grounds ahead of the award season was named best actor for his turn in ‘Sound of Metal’. In the supporting wing, Daniel Kaluuya earned the best supporting actor award for his performance in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’, while Maria Bakalova secured the best supporting actress title with ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’.
‘Minari’, the Korean family drama film by Lee Isaac chung was voted best screenplay by the Association, while handing-out the best foreign language prize to ‘Bacurau’.
In a surprise turn, Radha Blank’s ‘The 40-Year-Old-Version’ beat Emerald Fennell’s ‘Promising Young Woman’ and Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’ to receive the best first feature award. Tomm Moree and Ross Stewarts animation film ‘Wolfwalkers’ also won for best animated film.
Other winners include, ‘Collective (best documentary film), ‘Black Bodies’ (Jay Scott Prize), Jason Ryle (Clyde Glamour Award), Mark Hanson, Rose Ho (Cineplex Emerging Critic Award).