BEST ACTOR SARAH POLLEY
Some of Canada’s best film actors hold their own performances at a skeptical distance. Sarah Polley can do that trick, but her own signature move is an unnerving gaze. A Polley close-up can strip paint. Even more staggering is the impression that she’s subjecting her own soul to the same still intelligence. Kristen Thomson and Matthew Ferguson are always impressive, but Polley’s courage rocks hard.