Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master got a bit of a boost in the awards race as two critics organizations heaped honors upon the film. The Toronto Film Critics Association named The Master best film of the year, and the movie also picked up Best Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Best Director (Anderson), and Best Screenplay (Anderson). Meanwhile, the London Critics Circle bestowed seven nominations on The Master as well as Michael Haneke‘s Amour. Since the Academy is allowed to nominate up to ten films, it looks like The Master and Amour are well on their way to grabbing Best Picture Oscar nominations.
Hit the jump for the list of awards and nominations. The London Critics Circle will announce their winners on January 20th.