Toronto Film Critics, Vancouver Film Critics Name Canadian Award Winners

It was a big night for Canadian Film last night as both the Toronto Film Critics Association and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle announced their award winners. Watermark and The Dirties were the big winners of the night, with the former winning a grand prize of $100 000 for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. Watermark, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, scored the prize over nominees Gabrielle and The Dirties, both of which received $5000 as runners-up and were also honoured by the Vancouver critics. The list of Canadian winners from the critics is as follows:


Rogers Award for Best Canadian Film
Watermark - Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky 

Scotiabank Jay Scott Prize for Emerging Artist
Matt Johnson - The Dirties


Best Canadian Film
The Dirties

Best Director - Canadian Film:
Jeff Barnaby - Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Best Actor in a Canadian Film:
Matt Johnson - The Dirties

Best Actress in a Canadian Film
Sophie Desmarais - Sarah Prefers to Run

Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film:
Alexandre Landry - Gabrielle

Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film:
Lise Roy - Tom at the Farm

Best Canadian Documentary:
My Prairie Home - Chelsea McMullan

Best British Columbia Film
Down River - Ben Ratner