Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Canadian Film

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in Canadian Film is an annual award given by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. In 2000 and 2001 the award was only given to Canadian actors, the last few years every actor who plays in a Canadian production can win the award.

WinnersEdit

2000sEdit

Year Winner Film Role Ref.
2000 Brendan Fletcher Rollercoaster Stick [1]
Nicholas Campbell New Waterford Girl Francis Pottie [2]
Fabrizio Filippo waydowntown Tom Bennett [2]
2001 Benjamin Ratner Last Wedding Noah [3]
Peter Outerbridge Marine Life Robert Kiley [3]
Michael Riley Mile Zero Derek [3]
Tom Scholte Last Wedding Peter [3]
2002 Callum Keith Rennie Flower & Garnet Ed [4]
Michael Riley Punch Sam Frizzell [5]
Tygh Runyan Various Positions Josh [5]
2003 Philip Seymour Hoffman Owning Mahowny Dan Mahowny [6]
Rémy Girard The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) Rémy [6]
Callum Keith Rennie Falling Angels Jim Field [6]
2004 Don McKellar Childstar Rick Schiller [7]
Noel Burton A Silent Love Norman
Jacob Tierney Blood Chris Terry
2005 Marc-André Grondin C.R.A.Z.Y. Zachary Beaulieu [8]
Paul Kaye It's All Gone Pete Tong Frankie Wilde [9]
Kris Lemche A Simple Curve Caleb [9]
2006 Don McKellar Monkey Warfare Dan [10]
Paulo Costanzo Everything's Gone Green Ryan [11]
Roy Dupuis The Rocket Maurice Richard [11]
2007 Viggo Mortensen Eastern Promises Nicolai [12]
Roy Dupuis Shake Hands with the Devil Roméo Dallaire [13]
Rossif Sutherland Poor Boy's Game Donnie Rose [13]
2008 Natar Ungalaaq The Necessities of Life (Ce qu'il faut pour vivre) Tiivii [14]
Antoine L'Écuyer It's Not Me, I Swear! (C'est pas moi, je le jure!) Léon Doré [15]
Jim Sturgess Fifty Dead Men Walking Martin McGartland [15]
2009 Xavier Dolan I Killed My Mother (J'ai tué ma mère) Hubert Minel [16]
Sébastien Huberdeau Polytechnique Jean-François [17]
Stephen McHattie Pontypool Grant Mazzy [17]

2010sEdit

Year Winner Film Role Ref.
2010 Paul Giamatti Barney's Version Barney Panofsky [18]
Jay Baruchel The Trotsky Leon Bronstein [19]
Paul Spence FUBAR 2 Dean [19]
2011 Peter Stormare Small Town Murder Songs Walter [20]
Mohamed Fellag Monsieur Lazhar Bashir Lazhar [21]
Patrick Huard Starbuck David Wozniak [21]
2012 Michael Rogers Beyond the Black Rainbow Dr Barry Nyle [22]
Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis Eric Packer [23]
Melvil Poupaud Laurence Anyways Laurence [23]
2013 Matt Johnson The Dirties Matt [24]
Thomas Haden Church Whitewash Bruce [25]
Tom Scholte The Dick Knost Show Dick Knost [25]
2014 Antoine Olivier Pilon Mommy Steve Desprès [26]
Jake Gyllenhaal Enemy Adam Bell / Anthony Claire [27]
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos The Husband Henry Andreas [27]
2015 Jacob Tremblay Room Jack Newsome [28]
Michael Eklund Eadweard Eadweard Muybridge [29]
Christopher Plummer Remember Zev Guttman/Otto Wallisch [29]
2016 Jared Abrahamson Hello Destroyer Tyson Burr [30]
Chen Gang Old Stone Lao Shi [31]
Andrew Gillis Werewolf Blaise [31]
2017 Ronnie Rowe Black Cop Black Cop [32]
Jared Abrahamson Gregoire Felix [33]
Anthony Therrien Fake Tattoos (Les faux tatouages) Theo [33]
2018 Tyler York Edge of the Knife (SG̲aawaay Ḵʹuuna) Adiitsʹii / Gaagiixid [34]
Théodore Pellerin Genesis (Genèse) Guillaume [35]
Josh Wiggins Giant Little Ones Franky Winter [35]
2019 Dan Beirne The Twentieth Century Mackenzie King [36]
Tim Guinee Ash Stan [37]
David Thewlis Guest of Honour Jim [37]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maelstrom best Canadian film: Vancouver critics". Welland Tribune, February 15, 2001.
  2. ^ a b "Vancouver film critics pick Quebec film Malestrom as best Canadian film". Canadian Press, February 14, 2001.
  3. ^ a b c d Katherine Monk, "Much more to the year in film than Harry Potter and hobbits". Vancouver Sun, January 31, 2002.
  4. ^ "Vancouver Film Critics Circle pick best of 2002". Nelson Daily News, January 31, 2003.
  5. ^ a b David Spaner, "More Moore, please: Local critics name the Far From Heaven star 'best actress of 2002'". The Province, January 30, 2003.
  6. ^ a b c David Spaner, "Lost in Translation wins big". The Province, February 5, 2004.
  7. ^ "'Elvis Costello of movies' wins top local prize". The Province, January 20, 2005.
  8. ^ "Kudos all round". The Georgia Straight, February 9, 2006.
  9. ^ a b David Spaner, "Film Critics Circle makes different choices in nominees: Canadian films get as much emphasis". The Province, January 19, 2006.
  10. ^ "The Rocket, Children of Men honoured by Vancouver film critics". Vancouver Sun, January 16, 2007.
  11. ^ a b "Fresh Sheet". Vancouver Sun, January 9, 2007.
  12. ^ "News from Hollywood North". The Georgia Straight, February 13, 2008.
  13. ^ a b "Promises nets five; Vancouver Film Critics' Circle Nominations". Victoria Times-Colonist, February 1, 2008.
  14. ^ "Vancouver critics praise ‘Milk’". Variety, January 13, 2009.
  15. ^ a b Peter T. Chattaway, "Vancouver Film Critics Circle — the winners!". FilmChat, January 12, 2009.
  16. ^ "Vancouver critics pick I Killed My Mother". CBC News, January 13, 2010.
  17. ^ a b Craig Takeuchi, "Vancouver Film Critics Circle: Up in the Air, J'ai tué ma mí¨re lead nominations". The Georgia Straight, January 4, 2010.
  18. ^ "Incendies, Barney’s lead Vancouver Critics Awards". Playback, January 11, 2011.
  19. ^ a b Glen Schaefer, "Incendies gets five nods from Vancouver film critics". The Province, January 4, 2011.
  20. ^ "Vancouver critics name The Artist top film of 2011". The Globe and Mail, January 10, 2012.
  21. ^ a b "VFCC Announces 12th Annual Award Nominees". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, January 2, 2012.
  22. ^ "Beyond the Black Rainbow, War Witch win at Vancouver critics awards". Playback, January 8, 2013.
  23. ^ a b "2013 VFCC Nominees Announced!". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 27, 2012.
  24. ^ "The Dirties cleans up in Vancouver; Film critics give top prizes to Matt Johnson, 12 Years a Slave". Edmonton Journal, January 9, 2014.
  25. ^ a b "And the 2014 VFCC nominees are...". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 22, 2013.
  26. ^ "Tu dors Nicole and Mommy top Canadian winners at Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards". The Georgia Straight, January 6, 2015.
  27. ^ a b "2015 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 22, 2014.
  28. ^ "'Room,' 'Sleeping Giant' win big at Vancouver critics awards". Canadian Press, January 7, 2016.
  29. ^ a b "2016 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 14, 2015.
  30. ^ "Hello Destroyer wins big with VFCC". Playback, January 11, 2017.
  31. ^ a b "2017 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 16, 2016.
  32. ^ "Never Steady, Never Still takes the big prizes at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle awards". The Georgia Straight. January 9, 2018.
  33. ^ a b "2018 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 15, 2017.
  34. ^ "Vancouver Film Critics Circle names Edge of the Knife top Canadian feature film". Toronto Star. January 8, 2019.
  35. ^ a b Josh Cabrita, "2019 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 14, 2018.
  36. ^ "Vancouver film critics award 'The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open'". Tri-City News, January 7, 2020.
  37. ^ a b Adrian Mack, "Marriage Story dominates Vancouver Film Critics Circle noms". The Georgia Straight, December 13, 2019.