SpikeJonze's Adaptation has beennamed the best film of 2002 by the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA), with Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love and Alfonos Cuaron's Y Tu Mama Tambien as runners-up.

Adaptation received three other prizes: Nicolas Cage was namedbest actor for his two roles as twin brother screenwriters, Chris Cooper wasnamed best supporting actor and Charlie Kaufman and his imaginary brotherDonald Kaufman were cited for best screenplay for the fictionallyautobiographical film.

Andersonwas named best director for Punch-Drunk Love while the film's female lead Emily Watson tookthe best supporting actress prize for her role as Adam Sandler's love interestin the film.

JulianneMoore won best actress kudos for Todd Hayne's Far From Heaven. Haynes was a runner-up for the director prize.

MichaelMoore's Bowling For Columbinewas named Best Documentary while Zacharias Kunuk's Atanarjuat: The FastRunner won the prize for bestfeature debut as well as the prize for best Canadian film of 2002 (a category that chose to ignore perenniel local favourite Atom Egoyan and his latest film Ararat). GeorgeClooney was a runner-up for debut feature for Confessions Of A DangerousMind.

Theawards are presented to films released theatrically in Canada within the year, which helps explain why David Cronenberg's Spider was overlooked, particularly in the acting categories.However, a Special Citation was awarded to Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko, as "the best film not to receive a propertheatrical release in Canada".

A complete list of the winners follows with the Canadian distributor,with runners-up listed in alphabetical order by either the individual or thefilm title.

Adaptation (Columbia Pictures)
Punch-Drunk Love (ColumbiaPictures)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Odeon Films)

P.T. Anderson, Punch-Drunk Love
Alfonso Cuaron, Y Tu Mama Tambien(Odeon Films)
Todd Haynes, Far From Heaven (Odeon Films)

Best Screenplay
Adaptation, written by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman
The Hours, written by David Hare(Paramount)
Punch-Drunk Love, written by P.T.Anderson

BestPerformance, Male
Nicolas Cage, Adaptation
Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs Of New York(Alliance Atlantis)
Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt (AllianceAtlantis)

BestPerformance, Female
Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Secretary (LionsGate)
Isabelle Huppert, The Piano Teacher(Remstar)

BestSupporting Performance, Male
Chris Cooper, Adaptation
Paul Newman, Road To Perdition (Dreamworks)
Dennis Quaid, Far From Heaven

BestSupporting Performance, Female
Emily Watson, Punch-Drunk Love
Kathy Bates, About Schmidt
Toni Collette, About A Boy (Universal)

Bowling for Columbine (Odeon Films)
Gambling, Gods & L.S.D.(Odeon Films)
Standing In The Shadows Of Motown(Seville Pictures)

BestCanadian Film
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Odeon Films)
UnCrabe Dans La Tete (Film Tonic)
FUBAR (Odeon Films)

BestFirst Feature
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, directed by Zacharias Kunuk
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind,directed by George Clooney (Alliance Atlantis)
Igby Goes Down, directed by BurrSteers (MGM)