Toronto Film Critics Pick Wendy and Lucy for Best Picture

The Toronto Film Critics Association have announced their 2008 awards for the year in film and the Best Picture category is definitely something of a surprise. Wendy and Lucy, a film that stars Michelle Williams as a young woman whose life is turned upside-down when her car dies in Oregon, was handed the top honours.

The low budget flick has received positive reviews to date but hasn't yet opened in Toronto and will likely be playing on a limited number of screens when it gets here. It has also been largely ignored by all other film critics and the Golden Globes although it did get a mention as one of the top ten independent films by the National Board of Review.

Other awards announced by the Toronto Film Critics Association include:

Best Director: Jonathan Demme for Rachel Getting Married
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler
Best Actress: Michelle Williams for Wendy and Lucy
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Rosemarie DeWitt for Rachel Getting Married
Best Screenplay: Jenny Lumet for Rachel Getting Married
Best Foreign Language Film: Let the Right One In (Sweden)
Best Animated Feature: WALL*E
Best Documentary: Man on Wire
Best First Feature: Ballast

Other Film Awards Announced To Date:

National Board of Review
LA Film Critics
NY Film Critics
Washington DC Film Critics
Golden Globe Nominations

The Chicago Film Critics announce their awards tomorrow.


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