Toronto Critics Pick ‘Tiger’

On the day that Ang Lee’s martial-arts romance flick “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” received kudos from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with three Golden Globe nods, the Toronto Film Critics Association also were singing the director’s praises.

Crouching Tiger” was named best film of the year by the group and also nabbed a supporting actress nod for Zhang Ziyi, Variety reports.

Michelle Yeoh, also a “Crouching Tiger” alum, was runner-up in the Toronto voting for best actress. That nod when to “You Can Count on Me‘s” Laura Linney.

Benicio Del Toro, considered by most critics groups to be a supporting actor for “Traffic,” was voted best actor for his role in Steven Soderbergh‘s drug-trafficking drama “Traffic.” The film was runner-up in the best film category.

You Can Count On Me” took home top screenplay honors for Kenneth Lonergan, while the best supporting actor nod was split between Tobey Maguire for “Wonder Boys” and Jeffrey Wright for “Shaft”.

The Toronto Film Critics Association will hold its awards dinner Jan. 29.