Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist has won the Best Film award from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. Jean-Marc Vallée’s Quebec film, Café de Flore, was the winner of the Best Canadian Film award. The VFCC awards were presented at a special ceremony at Vancouver’s Railway Club on Monday night, January 9, 2012.
Other major award winners in the international film category included Michael Fassbender of Shame, who won the Best Actor award and Martha Marcy May Marlene’s Elizabeth Olsen, who won the Best Actress award. Iran’s A Separation won the Best Foreign Language Film award while the Best Documentary award went to Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
Meanwhile, Peter Stormare won the Best Actor in a Canadian Film award for his performance in Ed Gass-Donnelly’s Small Town Murder Songs and Michelle Williams won the Best Actress in a Canadian Film award for Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz. The Best BC Film award went to Joel Heath’s People of a Feather, which chronicles the effect of hydroelectric dams on the culture of a community in Canada’s north.
The Vancouver Film Critics Circle includes critics from print, radio, on-line and television. The complete list of winners follows.
VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS AWARDS FOR 2011
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain, The Tree of LIfe/Take Shelter/The Help
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST CANADIAN FILM
Café de flore
BEST ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM
Peter Stormare, Small Town Murder Songs
BEST ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM
Michelle Williams, Take This Waltz
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM
Hélène Florent, Café de flore
BEST DIRECTOR OF A CANADIAN FILM
David Cronenberg, A Dangerous Method
BEST BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM
People of a Feather
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BC FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY
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