“The Master” received the top honor for Best Film of the Year. In addition, it took home awards for Anderson in the Best Director and Best Screenplay categories. Philip Seymour Hoffman received the Toronto Film Critics’ vote for Best Supporting Actor.
The film has been controversial since its debut, most notably among the Scientology community who have taken issue with the similarities between the lead character and their own founder. This hasn’t slowed its momentum, though, as a fave among critics. It’s also received top honors from the Los Angeles Critics Association, along with the San Francisco and Kansas City film critics groups.
The awards from the Toronto Film Critics Association will be officially handed out on Jan. 8.