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Oscar Beat: Tiff 2019 Launches Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez and More into Awards Conversation

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up yesterday with its awards ceremony, and as is always the case with Tiff, a bevy of new Oscar contenders were born. Tiff marks an important stop along the way to the Oscars, and combined with the Venice Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival usually marks the […]

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Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Wins Top Prize at Toronto Film Festival Awards

Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” has won the coveted People’s Choice Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.The honor positions the film for a potential Oscar run and bolsters its awards chances. That’s good news for Fox Searchlight, which must have been disappointed by the lackluster critical reception for the movie, a dark comedy set […]

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Claims Tiff Audience Award

Director Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” took home the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2019 Audience Award on Sunday, with Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” claiming the runner-up prizes.The Tiff People’s Choice Award has, in recent years, presaged an eventual Best Picture Academy Award nominee — and, in some cases, a winner. Last […]

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Oscars Next? ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Wins The Coveted Tiff People’s Choice Award

The Toronto International Film Festival Grolsch People’s Choice Award is the critical prize in the fall film festival season because it often makes for Oscar gold. Since 2008, ten of the last eleven People’s Choice Winner have gone to score Oscar Best Picture nominations, and four have won, including last year’s double winner “Green Book.” […]

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Post-TIFF, the Best Actress Oscar Race Is Scarlett Johansson v. Renée Zellweger

The Toronto International Film Festival gives, and takes away. Toronto’s notoriously friendly audiences are not to be trusted entirely — with the exception of the People’s Choice Award, which has gone to such Best Picture winners as “Chariots of Fire,” “American Beauty,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Green Book.”So when […]

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‘Joker’ Wins Venice Film Festival Golden Lion, Roman Polanski Gets Grand Jury Prize

The 2019 Venice International Film Festival has wrapped, and this year’s edition has announced its award winners. The Golden Lion, the festival’s top laureate, went to “Joker,” which is a strong statement from this year’s competition jury led by Lucrecia Martel. See the complete list of this year’s winners below.In recent years, the Venice Golden […]

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‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘Judy’ Headed to Telluride Film Festival

The world premieres of James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari,” the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems,” Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn,” Tom Harper’s “The Aeronauts,” Kelly Reichardt’s “First Cow” and Rupert Goold’s “Judy” will highlight the lineup of the 2019 Telluride Film Festival. The festival announced its slate of films on Thursday, one day before the three-day event […]

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