TIFF wrapped up earlier today after 11 days of screening over 300 movies, ending the festival with its awards ceremony. The highest award, the Grolsch People’s Choice, went to Three Billboards Outside, Ebbing, Missouri. The darkly comic drama is written and directed by Martin McDonagh and stars Academy Award winner Frances McDormand. In some ways, the choice was an upset, as the films receiving a lot of buzz throughout the festival, Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, were shut out. The win bodes well for Three Billboard’s Oscar chances. Past recipients of the coveted award include 12 Years a Slave, Silver Linings Playbook, The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millionaire, Room, and La La Land. I, Tonya, Craig Gillespie’s biographic film of competitive figure ice skater Tonya Harding, was first runner-up.
Joseph Kahn took home the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award for his rap satire Bodied. James Franco’s The Disaster Artist was named first runner-up.
The People’s Choice Documentary Award went to Faces Places, a French film about a director and a photographer/muralist’s journey through the villages of rural France.
The Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film went to Robin Aubert’s zombie thriller Les Affamés. Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava won the FIPRESCI award for the Discovery program. The Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics Special Presentations category was awarded to Manuel Martin Cuenca’s The Motive.
Warwick Thornton’s Australian Western Sweet Country took home the $25,000 Toronto Platform prize.
Check out TIFF’s full list of awards below:
THE GROLSCH PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD:
Winner: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
First runner-up: I, Tonya
Second runner-up: Call Me By Your Name
THE GROLSCH PEOPLE’S CHOICE MIDNIGHT MADNESS AWARD:
First runner-up: The Disaster Artist
Second runner-up: Brawl in Cell Block 99
THE GROLSCH PEOPLE’S CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD:
Winner: Faces Places
First runner-up: Long Time Running
Second runner-up: Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!
International Jury Awards
TORONTO PLATFORM PRIZE
Winner: Sweet Country
Special Mention: Dark River
THE PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI PRIZES)
Winner – Discovery: Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava
Winner – Special Presentations: The Motive (El Autor)
Winner: The Great Buddha+
Short Film Jury Awards
The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of Marit van den Elshout, Johnny Ma, and Chloé Zhao.
IWC SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
IWC SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Winner: The Burden (Min Börda)
The Tesla World Light (Tesla: Lumière Mondiale) and Xiao Cheng Er Yue (A Gentle Night).
Canadian Film Jury Awards
The Canadian awards below were selected by a jury comprised of Mark Adams, Min Sook Lee, and Ella Cooper.
CITY OF TORONTO AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM
Winner: Wayne Wapeemukwa’s Luk’ Luk’l
Honourable mention: Ava
CANADA GOOSE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
Winner: Les Affamés.
Honourable mention: The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes).