POSSESSOR AND CHAINED DOMINATE THE VFCC NOMINATIONS FOR BEST IN CANADIAN FILM

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February 3, 2021 by Jorge Ignacio Castillo

Brandon Cronenberg’s thriller Possessor and Titus Heckel’s drama Chained received six nominations apiece in the Canadian section of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards.

Possessor is in the running for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Leading Actress (Andrea Riseborough), Supporting Actor (Christopher Abbott) and Supporting Actress (Jennifer Jason-Leigh). Chained received mentions in the Best Screenplay category, Leading Actor (Marlon Kazadi), Best BC Film, One to Watch (Titus Heckel) and two nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category (Adrian Holmes and Alexis Paunovic).

The Nest with four nominations, Violation and Brother, I Cry with three will also vie for the awards.

In the Best British Columbia Film category, the nominees are the aforementioned ChainedBrother, I Cry and the documentary The New Corporation.

In the One to Watch category, the nominees are the writer/director of Brother, I Cry, Jessie Anthony, the young lead of Beans, Kiawentiio, and another writer/director, Titus Heckel for Chained.

The winners of the VFCC Canadian awards will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on Monday, March 8th.

The full list of nominees in the Canadian categories is as follows:

BEST PICTURE

The Nest

Possessor

Violation

BEST DIRECTOR

Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor

Sean Durkin, The Nest

Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli, Violation

BEST SCREENPLAY

Sean Durkin, The Nest

Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor

Titus Heckel, Chained

BEST ACTOR – MALE

Adam Brody, The Kid Detective

Alex Crowther, Flowers of the Field

Marlon Kazadi, Chained

Justin Rain, Brother, I Cry

BEST ACTOR – FEMALE

Carrie Coon, The Nest

Andrea Riseborough, Possessor

Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Violation

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – MALE

Christopher Abbott, Possessor

Adam Beach, Monkey Beach

Adrian Holmes, Chained

Alexis Paunovic, Chained

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – FEMALE

Rainbow Dickerson, Beans

Tina Lameman, Monkey Beach

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Possessor

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Forbidden Reel

Magnitude of All Things

The New Corporation

BEST BC FILM

Brother, I Cry

Chained

The New Corporation

ONE TO WATCH

Jessie Anthony, Brother, I Cry

Titus Heckel, Chained

Kiawentiio, Beans

The nominees in the international categories will be announced Friday, February 19th.

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