Carol named Best Film of 2015 by Toronto film critics
Lesbian film Carol, has been named Best Film by Toronto Film Critics.
The drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, was named Best Film of 2015 by the Toronto Film Critics Association of Canada.
As well as the film being awarded the top gong, Todd Haynes also received the Best Director prize.
The film also dominated last week’s Golden Globe nomination announcements.
Carol has secured five nominations including best drama film and best score, and is the most nominated film this year.
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara have both been nominated for best actress, whilst director Todd Haynes has been nominated for best director.
Carol, an adaptation of the classic same-sex 1950s romance novel The Price of Salt, stars Blanchett as the recently divorced Carol Aird who falls for department store employee Therese Belivet played by Mara.
The film has scored rave reviews since it’s release earlier this month, and is being touted by many for Oscars success early next year.
Cate Blanchett has also spoken out, calling for more diverse casting choices as well as slamming praise for portraying the relationship at the heart of Carol as ‘straight’.
The Golden Globe ceremony will be held in January next year and will be hosted by Ricky Gervais.