AWARDS NEWS: Toronto Critics pick dual winners in “Hunger” and “Basterds”

Toronto has always marched to the sound of their own drummer, and this year, the Toronto Film Critics haven't disappointed, naming some real stunners in major catagories, not the least of which was Nicolas Cage as Best Actor for "Bad Lieutenant:Port Of Call New Orleans", which has been cited by some American critics as  being one of the worst movies of the year. Apparently Toronto sees something we don't…

Best picture was a tie between two films that have not yet recieved that honor, though both are highly thought of, the indie favorite "Hunger" and Quentin Tarentino's WWII actioner "Inglorious Basterds".

The winners:

Best Picture (tie)
“Hunger”, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Performance, Male
Nicolas Cage, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”

Best Performance, Female
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”

Best Supporting Performance, Male
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Supporting Performance, Female
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”

Best Screenplay (tie)
" Inglourious Basterds” written by Quentin Tarantino

“Up in the Air” written by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner based on the novel by Walter Kirn (tie)

Best First Feature
Steve McQueen, “Hunger”

Best Animated Feature
“The Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Best Foreign-Language Film
“The White Ribbon”

Best Documentary Feature
“The Cove”