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Toronto film critics announce 2016 award winners

It feels like 2016 was a wild year, both on and off the big screen. And today, the Toronto Film Critics Association looked back to dole out its annual cinematic awards to a slew of both Canadian and international movies, many of which screened at TIFF.

The TFCA began making its announcements at 1 p.m. on Twitter and recognized blockbuster animated films, such as Zootopia, as well as foreign-language films, such as Toni Erdmann and smaller flicks, like the creepy horror film The Witch

Here are the movies Toronto-area film critics recognized this year. Keep this list handy if you're looking to get some much-needed screen time over the holidays.

The TFCA still has to announce its nominees for best Canadian film, a prize which it'll give out at a later date.

  • Best animated feature: Zootopia
  • Best documentary feature: Cameraperson
  • Best first feature: The Witch
  • Best screenplay: Manchester by the Sea
  • Best supporting actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
  • Best support actress: Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Best actor: Adam Driver (Patterson)
  • Best actress: Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann)
  • Best director: Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
  • Best foreign-language film (Toni Erdmann)
  • Best picture: Moonlight

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