TFCA Awards Gala

March 7, 2023 Mar. 7, 2023

Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) held its 26th annual Awards Gala last night, honoring the best in cinema from the past year. The event hosted some of the biggest names in the Canadian film industry. Among the night’s big winners was Charlotte Wells ‘Aftersun,’ winning four top awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best First Feature, and Best Actor (Paul Mescal). Other notable wins include ‘TÁR,’ for which Cate Blanchett won Best Actress, and ‘Nope,’ for which Keke Palmer won Best Supporting Actress.

Steve Gravestock, a veteran Toronto International Film Festival programmer, was recognized with the Company 3 Luminary Award. This award acknowledges his contributions to the film industry and his substantial contribution throughout his career to Canadian cinema.

Overall, the event celebrated the diversity and creativity of the film industry and highlighted the exceptional work of some of its brightest stars. Congratulations to all of last night’s winners.

View the complete list of winners here.



Best Picture – Sphere Films
Best Director – Charlotte Wells
Best Actor – Paul Mescal
Best First Feature


  • Director | Charlotte Wells
  • DP | Gregory Oke
  • Editor | Blair McClendon
  • Production Design | Billur Turan
  • Color | Kath Raisch
  • Finishing Edit | Julien Mathus
  • Company 3, Producer | Hannah Perkins



Best Actress – Cate Blanchett


  • Director | Todd Field
  • DP | Florian Hoffmeister
  • Editor | Monika Willi
  • Production Design | Marco Bittner Rosser
  • Color | Tim Masick
  • Finishing Edit | Stuart Nippard
  • Company 3, Producer | Hannah Perkins



Best Supporting Actress – Keke Palmer


  • Director | Jordan Peele
  • DP | Hoyte Van Hoytema
  • Edit | Nicholas Monsour
  • Prod Co | Monkey Paw Productions
  • Production Design | Ruth De Jong
  • Color | Greg Fisher
  • Finishing Editor | Jennifer Raymond
  • Company 3, Producer | Loan Phan



Rogers Best Canadian Film Nominee