Boyhood has been named the Best Film of 2014 by voters of the Toronto Film Critics Association (Tfca) in Canada.
The drama, which was filmed over a 12-year period, landed two additional prizes for Richard Linklater, the director, and supporting actress Patricia Arquette.
British actor Tom Hardy was named Best Actor for his role in The Drop, while Marion Cotillard won the female counterpart for The Immigrant.
Best Supporting Actor went to J.K. Simmons for Whiplash, Best Screenplay to Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel and Swedish drama Force Majeure won Best Foreign Language Film.
The winners will be presented will their prizes on 6 January (15).