The Toronto Film Critics Association has named drive my car its best picture of 2021 as Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s dark drama about love and loss continued its buzzing rise as an awards season contender.
drive my car was also voted Best International Feature Film and Best Screenplay on Sunday after competing at Cannes. Elsewhere, Jane Campion won Best Director for her period western The power of the dog.
And Olivia Colman won Best Actress for her role in Maggie Gyllenhaal The lost girl as a divorced academic whose encounter on the Greek island with a vacationing family vividly reminds her of her own parental choices in the adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel.
by Netflix The lost girl also earned Jessie Buckley the Best Supporting Actress crown for her performance as the younger version of Colman’s character and a Best First Feature crown for Gyllenhaal.
Also on Sunday, Denzel Washington won Best Actor for his performance in Joel Coen Macbeth’s Tragedy opposite Frances McDormand, and Bradley Cooper won Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1970s set of Paul Thomas Anderson Licorice pizza.
And Denmark’s Oscar bid To run awayby director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, was named Best Animated Feature, while Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s directorial debut, soul summerwon Best Documentary of 2021.
Toronto critics tweeted the winners and finalists live via their official #TFCAawards Twitter account.