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

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

WinnersEdit

2000sEdit

Year Winner Film Role Reference
2000 Marie-Josée Croze Maelström Bibiane Champagne [1]
Liane Balaban New Waterford Girl Moonie Pottie [2]
Nancy Sivak Protection and No More Monkeys Jumpin' on the Bed Jane/Claire [2]
2001 Frida Betrani Last Wedding Zipporah [3]
Katharine Isabelle Ginger Snaps and Turning Paige Ginger Fitzgerald / Paige Fleming [3]
Mia Kirshner Century Hotel Dominique [3]
2002 Sonja Bennett Punch Ariel [4]
Jane McGregor Flower & Garnet Flower [5]
Lisa Ray Bollywood/Hollywood Sunita Singh [5]
2003 Sarah Polley My Life Without Me Ann [6]
Marie-Josée Croze The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) Nathalie [6]
Nadia Litz Love That Boy Phoebe [6]
2004 Joely Collins The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess Gillian Guess [7]
Liane Balaban Seven Times Lucky Fiona
Jennifer Jason Leigh Childstar Suzanne Burnbaum
2005 Lisa Ray Water Kalyani [8]
Arsinée Khanjian Sabah Sabah [9]
Lauren Lee Smith Lie with Me Leila [9]
2006 Carrie-Anne Moss Fido Helen Robinson [10]
Julie Christie Away from Her Fiona [11]
Tracy Wright Monkey Warfare Linda [11]
2007 Ellen Page The Tracey Fragments Tracey Berkowitz [12]
Ellen Burstyn The Stone Angel Hagar Shipley [13]
Naomi Watts Eastern Promises Anna Ivanovna Khitrova [13]
2008 Marianne Fortier Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est chez le coiffeur) Élise Gauvin [14]
Julianne Moore Blindness The Doctor's Wife [15]
Preity Zinta Heaven on Earth Chand [15]
2009 Emily Blunt The Young Victoria Queen Victoria [16]
Anne Dorval I Killed My Mother (J'ai tué ma mère) Chantale Lemming [17]
Nisreen Faour Amreeka Muna Farah [17]

2010sEdit

Year Winner Film Role Reference
2010 Lubna Azabal Incendies Nawal Marwan [18]
Molly Parker Trigger Kat [19]
Tracy Wright Trigger Vic [19]
2011 Michelle Williams Take This Waltz Margot [20]
Keira Knightley A Dangerous Method Sabina Spielrein [21]
Vanessa Paradis Café de Flore Jacqueline [21]
Ingrid Veninger I Am a Good Person/I Am a Bad Person Ruby [21]
Rachel Weisz The Whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac [21]
2012 Rachel Mwanza War Witch (Rebelle) Komona [22]
Suzanne Clément Laurence Anyways Frédérique "Fred" Bellair [23]
Stéphanie Lapointe Liverpool Émilie [23]
2013 Sophie Desmarais Sarah Prefers to Run (Sarah préfère la course) Sarah [24]
Michelle Giroux Blood Pressure Nicole Trestman [25]
Tatiana Maslany Picture Day Claire [25]
2014 Julianne Côté Tu dors Nicole Nicole [26]
Anne Dorval Mommy Diane Després [27]
Dagny Backer Johnsen Violent Dagny [27]
2015 Brie Larson Room Joy Newsome [28]
Marie Brassard The Heart of Madame Sabali (Le Coeur de Madame Sabali) Jeannette [29]
Julia Sarah Stone Wet Bum Sam [29]
2016 Bhreagh MacNeil Werewolf Vanessa [30]
Deragh Campbell Never Eat Alone Audrey Benac [31]
Tatiana Maslany The Other Half Emily [31]
2017 Shirley Henderson Never Steady, Never Still Judy [32]
Deragh Campbell Fail to Appear Isolde [33]
Rose-Marie Perreault Fake Tattoos (Les faux tatouages) Mag [33]
2018 Arlen Aguayo-Stewart Roads in February (Les routes en février) Sara [34]
Troian Bellisario Clara Clara [35]
Jennifer Hardy CK Spice It Up Rene [35]
Michaela Kurimsky Firecrackers Lou [35]
2019 Deragh Campbell Anne at 13,000 Ft. Anne [36]
Violet Nelson The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open Rosie [37]
Kacey Rohl White Lie Katie Arneson [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 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 c d "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 c 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.