The festival’s huge victor frequently proceeds to get a Best Picture selection at the Oscars.
Chloé Zhao’s darling street odyssey “Nomadland” brought home the desired Toronto International Film Festival 2020 People’s Choice Award on Sunday, regularly a forerunner to a possible Best Picture Academy Award designation. A year ago’s People’s Choice Award went to Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit,” which did what needs to be done at the 2020 Oscars with a Best Adapted Screenplay win, alongside a Best Picture designation. In the course of the most recent eight years, each top TIFF champ has proceeded to be designated for Best Picture. “Nomadland” additionally won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival — making it the main film in history to win both celebration prizes. Searchlight will deliver the film on December 4.
This year’s champs were coordinated by ladies. The primary next in line was “One Night in Miami,” coordinated by Regina King. The subsequent next in line was “Beans,” coordinated by Tracey Deer. The TIFF 2020 People’s Choice Documentary Award champ is “Inconvenient Indian,” coordinated by Michelle Latimer. The TIFF 2020 People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award champ is “Shadow in the Cloud,” coordinated by Roseanne Liang.
“TIFF 2020 was a year we won’t soon forget,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head. “Over the last 10 days, we have experienced community in the truest sense. The pandemic hit TIFF hard and we responded by going back to our original inspiration — to bring the very best in film to the broadest possible audience and transform the way people see the world through film. We heeded the urgent calls for greater representation of under-represented voices. And we watched as audiences embraced cinema’s ability to transport them through screens of all sizes by joining us online from all over this country — something that we would never have seen in previous years. TIFF delivered on its promise to provide Festival-goers and the industry with impactful programming. We are very proud of what the TIFF team accomplished.”
The 2020 Changemaker Award is granted to “Black Bodies,” a short film by Kelly Fyffe-Marshall.
The three Amplify Voices Awards introduced by Canada Goose victors are as per the following.
Intensify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film: “Inconvenient Indian,” dir. Michelle Latimer
Extraordinary Mention: “Fauna,” dir. Nicolás Pereda (Canadian Film)
Intensify Voices Award: “The Disciple,” dir. Chaitanya Tamhane
Intensify Voices Award: “Night of the Kings,” dir. Philippe Lacôte
Extraordinary Mention: “Downstream to Kinshasa,” dir. Dieudo Hamadi