Vancouver critics pick I Killed My Mother
Jason Reitman's Up in the Air has been named best film and Xavier Dolan's J'ai tué ma mère best Canadian film by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.
The group presented its awards Monday at Vancouver's Railway Club.
|Best film: Up in the Air|
|Best Canadian film: J'ai tué ma mère|
|Best B.C. film: Facing Ali|
|Best documentary: Anvil! The Story of Anvil|
|Best director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker|
|Best Canadian director: Xavier Dolan, J'ai tué ma mère|
|Best actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man|
|Best actor in a Canadian film: Xavier Dolan|
|Best actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education|
|Best actress in a Canadian film: Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria|
Quebec box office hit J'ai tué ma mère (I Killed My Mother), which showed at Cannes and is Canada's entry for best foreign-language film Oscar, collected awards for four of its five nominations.
The young Quebec filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the film, Xavier Dolan, was named best Canadian actor and director. François Arnaud, who portrayed his best friend, was named best supporting actor.
Up in the Air won three awards, including best screenplay for Reitman and co-writer Sheldon Turner and best supporting actress for Vera Farmiga, who plays George Clooney's love interest.
Kathryn Bigelow was named best director for her gritty war drama The Hurt Locker, beating both Reitman and Inglourious Basterds' Quentin Tarantino.
Emily Blunt took the award for best actress in a Canadian film for The Young Victoria.
The much-decorated documentary, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, about aging Toronto heavy-metal pioneers trying to mount a European tour, was named best documentary.
Facing Ali, Pete McCormack's documentary about Muhammad Ali, won the best British Columbia film award, defeating A Shine of Rainbows and Excited