Incendies, Barney’s lead Vancouver Critics Awards


Quebec’s Incendies (pictured) dominated the Canadian categories at the Vancouver Film Critics Awards Monday night, taking home three trophies, including best Canadian film.

Incendies helmer Denis Villeneuve also won for best Canadian director, while Lubna Azabal won for best Canadian film actress for her star-turn in the critically- and commercially-acclaimed Quebec film.

Also in the Canadian categories, Barney’s Version earned Paul Giamatti the best actor trophy, while Dustin Hoffman won for best supporting actor in a Canadian film.

And Delphine Chaneac won for best supporting actress in a Canadian film, while Carl Bessai’s Fathers & Sons took home the prize for best British Columbia film.

In the international categories, Vancouver film critics lauded David Fincher’s The Social Network, handing it three awards for best film, best director and best screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

A host of other international films grabbed the remaining bling, with Colin Firth winning the best actor award for The King’s Speech, while Jennifer Lawrence took the best actress award for Winter’s Bone.

Also in the acting categories, Christian Bale won for best supporting actor for The Fighter, while Hailee Steinfeld received the best supporting actress trophy for True Grit.

Exit Through the Gift Shop was named best documentary, while Carlos was chosen as best foreign film.