Updated, 9:45 a.m. with Steven Spielberg’s statement:
“As I said on stage last night, above all, I’m glad I brought this movie to Toronto!” This is the most personal movie I’ve ever made, and the warm reception from everyone in Toronto my first visit to TIFF was very intimate and personal to me and my entire Fabelman family. Thanks to Cameron Bailey and the wonderful crew at TIFF; Thank you Universal Pictures. And a very special thank you to all the movie fans in Toronto who made this past weekend I will never forget.”
previously: People’s Choice Award 2022 Toronto Film Festival Went to Steven Spielberg Fablemans. The first runner-up is Canadian Sarah Polley woman talking. Second place was Ryan Johnson Glass onions: Unlocking the mystery of the knives. The Documentary Award went to black iceAnd the The winner was midnight madness Stranger: The Jankovic Story.
Voted online by audience members since 1978 and often considered a precursor to the Best Picture Oscar, the TIFF People’s Choice Award has been won by Best Picture Academy award finalists such as Nomadland, Green Book, 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millinaire, American Beauty And the Fire vehicles. Among those who went to Best Picture nominations include last year’s winner Belfast Beside JoJo Rabbit Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Room, La La Land, The Imitation Game, Silver Playbook, Precious, Life Is Beautiful, Places in the Heart And the The great joy.
With the conclusion of the first entirely Toronto live festival in three years, which has been affected as everything else by Covid in the recent past, this also marks the end of the Trifecta Autumn Festival in Venice, Telluride and Toronto that has traditionally officially opened for the six-month awards season. with the gun Awarded an unusual golden lion for a documentary, All beauty and bloodshed From director Laura Poitras (but she wasn’t in TIFF’s top three), and now TIFF’s People’s Choice Award will go to fablemans The race is on and at this point it looks wide open and may be heading into unpredictable territory.
But with this award and the general feeling of it fablemans Coming out of a wildly spirited TIFF premiere a week ago as the number one Academy Award winner at least for now, that means the film is well positioned early on for Universal and Spielberg’s most personal movie to date. Time will tell.
Festival director Cameron notified Billy Spielberg very early this morning and said he was very grateful and again, he said after a standing ovation at the festival premiere, he was very happy that they brought him to Toronto (which he indicated last week was his first.) Ever for one of his films, but it’s also worth noting 2018 green book Another People’s Choice winner was produced by Spielberg Company). We move to the New York Film Festival later this month, and then to London.
Here is the list of the official TIFF winners with all the 2022 winners:
IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Film
Snow in september dir. Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev Usher.
Sweet Ace, dir. Job Clark
Basel Khalil in Gaza this weekend
Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film
To kill a tiger, dir. Nisha Bahoja
Special mention for Best Canadian Feature Film
Viking, dir. Stéphane LaFleur
Voice Amplification Award
Leonor will never die, dir. Martika Ramirez Escobar
Special mention for Best Rookie Film by BIPOC
Buffy St. Mary’s: Her Pregnancy, Abbey. Madison Thomas.
Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award
Something Louis de Phillips said last night.
Riceboy Sleeps, written and directed by Anthony Shim
People’s Choice Award
For the 45th year, the Audience Choice Awards marked the festival’s top audience title as voted by the audience. All films in TIFF’s official selection were eligible.
TIFF People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award
Stranger: The Story of Al Jankovic Der. Eric Appel
First runner-up: Pearl Deer. T West.
Second place: The Blackening dir. Tim’s story
TIFF People’s Choice Award for Documentary Film
Black Ice Deer. Hubert Davis
Runner-up: Maya and Wave Deer. Stephanie Jones
Second place: 752 is not a dir number. Babak Payami
TIFF People’s Choice Award
Fabelmanns Abbey. Steven Spielberg
1st Runner Up: Women Talking dir. Sarah Polly
Second place: Glass Onions: A Knives Out Mystery dir. ryan johnson