Winners // 44TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

Jojo Rabbit rides the awards season wave.



The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday with awarding of the Grolsch People's Choice Award. Traditionally, many of the award's winners have gone on to awards season success, including multiple Oscar Best Picture winners. In fact, last year's People's Choice Award winner, Green Book, fought the entirety of awards season to become the surprise Best Picture earlier this year.


Since 2011, every TIFF People's Choice Award winner has been a Best Picture nominee or eventual winner.


Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit earned the coveted prize, despite mixed reviews after its TIFF premiere. Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story and Bong Joon-ho's Parasite served as runners-up.


Many of the films that premiered or screened in Toronto have received hefty praise, even if they finished the fest without a prize. Hustlers opened this weekend rto critical praise and a second-place box office finish. Plus, its star, Jennifer Lopez, has entered the Oscar race.


Other films weren't as lucky. The Goldfinch earned mostly negative reviews before earning the worst opening of a film this year. Natalie Portman's Lucy in the Sky also failed to receive much praise.


FULL LIST OF WINNERS:


GROLSCH PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD


JOJO RABBIT

Dir. Taika Waititi


The award offers a $15,000 cash prize and custom award, sponsored by Grolsch.


GROLSCH PEOPLE'S CHOICE MIDNIGHT MADNESS AWARD


THE PLATFORM

Dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia


GROLSCH PEOPLE'S CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD


THE CAVE

Dir. Feras Fayyad


TORONTO PLATFORM PRIZE


MARTIN EDEN

Dir. Pietro Marcello


The award offers a custom award and a $20,000 cash prize.


PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI PRIZE); DISCOVERY PROGRAMME


MURMUR

Dir. Heather Young


PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI PRIZE); SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS


HOW TO BUILD A GIRL

Dir. Coky Giedroyc


NETPAC AWARD


1982

Dir. Oualid Mouaness


IWC SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM


DELPHINE

Dir. Chloé Robichaud


The award offers a $10,000 cash prize, made possible by IWC Schaffhausen.


IWC SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM


ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK

Dir. Lasse Linder


The award offers a $10,000 cash prize, made possible by IWC Schaffhausen.


CITY OF TORONTO AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM


THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Dir. Matthew Rankin


The award carries a cash prize of $15,000, made possible by the City of Toronto.


CANADA GOOSE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM


ANTIGONE

Dir. Sophie Deraspe


The award carries a cash prize of $30,000 and a custom award, sponsored by Canada Goose.



© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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