‘Nomadland’ wins TIFF audience award

Oscar bellwether bodes well for Golden Lion winnerSearchlight Pictures’ Nomadland starring Frances McDormand has won the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) audience award.The win is usually a good indication of Oscar success and Chloé Zhao’s Venice Golden Lion winner about itinerant life on the fringes has earned plaudits from critics.Regina King’s feature directorial debut One Night In Miami came second, followed by Tracey Deer’s Beans.Every People’s Choice winner in the last 10 years has earned at least a best picture Oscar nomination.

Green Book and Slumdog MIllionaire won the ultimate prize.Nomadland screened at TIFF and Venice,

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