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Vancouver Film Critics Announce 2023 Nominees
by Staff Editors

(January 23, 2023 – Vancouver, BC) Over the weekend the Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC) announced their International and Canadian Nominees for the VFCC Awards 2023. On the International list of films up for consideration are The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All at Once are up against each other in multiple categories. Each film scored seven nominations and will be competing for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Male Actor (two nominations for Banshees), and Supporting Female Actor (two nominations for Everything).

TAR, movie, poster, Tár received four noms: Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Female Actor (Cate Blanchett). Aftermath will be competing in two acting categories: Best Actor (Paul Mescal) and Best Supporting Female Actor (Frankie Corio). No other film scored more than one nomination.

This year the Best Supporting Female Actor is more crowded than ever. For the first time in the history of the VFCC, seven nominees will be competing for the award: Jessie Buckley, Kerry Condon, Corio, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dolly De Leon, Stephanie Hsu, and Michelle Williams.

On the list of Canadian films, Anthony Shim’s sophomore effort Riceboy Sleeps received nine nominations and will be competing in almost every category including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Female Actor, Supporting Male Actor, BC Film, BC Director, and One to Watch (twice).

The coming-of-age drama will be facing another BC film, Until Branches Bend, nominated in six categories, and Clement Virgo’s Brother, nominated in five. Canadian festivals’ favorite, I Like Movies, scored four noms: Picture, Screenplay, Male Actor, and Supporting Male Actor. Eternal Spring, Canada’s candidate to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Picture scored three noms. Sarah Polley has been nominated for Best Director for Women Talking.

Other notable names competing are Adam Beach, nominated in the Best Actor category for Exile, and Wednesday’s Percy Hynes White, competing in the Best Supporting Male Actor category for I Like Movies.

Following is the complete list of nominees, beginning with the International section:

Best Picture
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Tár

Best Director
The Daniels, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Todd Field, Tár
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Screenplay
Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Todd Field, Tár
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Male Actor
Austin Butler, Elvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Best Female Actor
Cate Blanchett, Tár
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Janelle Monáe, Glass Onion

Best Supporting Male Actor
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Female Actor
Jessie Buckley, Women Talking
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Frankie Corio, Aftersun
Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Best Documentary
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Fire of Love
Moonage Daydream

Best Foreign Language Film
All Quiet on the Western Front
Holy Spider
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Canadian film nominees are:

Best Picture
Eternal Spring
I Like Movies
Riceboy Sleeps

Best Director
Jason Loftus, Eternal Spring
Anthony Shim, Riceboy Sleeps
Sarah Polley, Women Talking
Clement Virgo, Brother

Best Screenplay
Chandler Levack, I Like Movies
Anthony Shim, Riceboy Sleeps
Clement Virgo, Brother

Best Male Actor
Adam Beach, Exile
Lamar Johnson, Brother
Isaiah Lehtinen, I Like Movies

Best Female Actor
Grace Glowicki, Until Branches Bend
Hayley Law, Door Mouse
Choi Seung-yoon, Riceboy Sleeps

Best Supporting Male Actor
Aaron Pierre, Brother
Percy Hynes White, I Like Movies
Dohyun Noel Hwang, Riceboy Sleeps

Best Supporting Female Actor
Alexandra Roberts, Until Branches Bend
Marsha Stephanie Blake, Brother
Judith Ivey, Women Talking
Camille Sullivan, Exile

Best Canadian Documentary
Black Ice
Dear Audrey
Eternal Spring

One to Watch
Anthony Shim, Riceboy Sleeps
Grace Glowicki, Until Branches Bend
Dohyun Noel Hwang, Riceboy Sleeps
Sophie Jarvis, Until Branches Bend

Best BC Film
Riceboy Sleeps
Until Branches Bend
Doug and the Slugs and Me

Best BC Director
Teresa Alfeld, Doug and the Slugs and Me
Sophie Jarvis, Until Branches Bend
Anthony Shim, Riceboy Sleeps

The winners of the VFCC Awards will be announced at a ceremony to take place at the VIFF Centre in Vancouver on February 13.

SOURCE: VFCC