'The Fabelmans', Steven Spielberg's coming-of-age movie wins top TIFF awardtext_fields
Toronto: At the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Steven Spielberg's autobiographical coming-of-age movie "The Fabelmans" won the People's Choice Award. According to "Variety," this is thought to be a significant boost for the movie's chances during award season.
The People's Choice Award at TIFF is one of the best indicators of future Oscar success. According to "Variety," previous winners including "Green Book" and "Nomadland" went on to not only be nominated but also win the best picture award at the Academy Awards.
Other recipients, including 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri', 'La La Land' and 'Jojo Rabbit', were major forces during awards season.
At this year's festival, the first runner-up for the top audience award was Sarah Polley's drama 'Women Talking', while the second runner-up was Rian Johnson's whodunit starring Daniel Craig, 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery'.
All films in TIFF's official selection notes Variety', are eligible for the People's Choice Award, which is voted on by the viewing public. The prize for Midnight Madness went to 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story' and the Documentary Award went to 'Black Ice'.
'Variety' adds that after two years of virtual premieres or limited capacity screenings, the film festival, which ran from September 8 to September 18, returned in force. The 47th annual gathering of cinema lovers concluded with Mary Harron's 'Daliland', a biopic about the late, great, surrealist artist Salvador Dali.
Other films that premiered at TIFF include Viola Davis and director Gina Prince-Bythewood's historical epic 'The Woman King', the Harry Styles-led romantic drama 'My Policeman' and Billy Eichner's romantic comedy 'Bros'.
With inputs from IANS