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 continues its buzzing rise as an awards season contender.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “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’.
Olivia Colman won Best Actress for her role in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’ as a divorced college student whose encounter on a Greek island with a vacationing family acutely reminds her of her own parenting choices in adaptation of the 2006 novel Elena Ferrante.
Netflix’s “The Lost Daughter” 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’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” opposite Frances McDormand, and Bradley Cooper won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Paul’s “Licorice Pizza.” Thomas Anderson in the 1970s.
Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Danish Oscar submission “Flee” was named Best Animated Feature, while Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s debut film “Summer of Soul” won Best Documentary. 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Toronto critics tweeted the winners and finalists live via their official #TFCAawards Twitter account.