The 45th edition of Toronto International Film Festival wrapped last night with the Closing Night Presentation of Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy at the RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place, and announce its award recipients for 2020. The People’s Choice Award winner is Nomadland directed by Chloé Zhao, People’s Choice Documentary Award winner is Inconvenient Indian directed by Michelle Latimer, and the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award winner is Shadow in the Cloud directed by Roseanne Liang.
“TIFF 2020 was a year we won’t soon forget,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head. “The films and talent featured in this year’s Festival have left us inspired and moved,” added Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.
At the TIFF Tribute Awards, Academy Award–winning actress Kate Winslet and Academy Award–winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins each received a TIFF Tribute Actor Award; Nomadland director Chloé Zhao was awarded the TIFF Ebert Director Award; Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Mira Nair was honored with the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media; Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard, whose work was featured in this year’s films Bruised and One Night In Miami…, received the TIFF Variety Artisan Award; and Beans director Tracey Deer was awarded the TIFF Emerging Talent Award.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
The TIFF 2020 People’s Choice Award winner is: Nomadland dir. Chloé Zhao. The first runner up is One Night in Miami… dir. Regina King. The second runner up is Beans dir. Tracey Deer.
The TIFF 2020 People’s Choice Documentary Award winner is Inconvenient Indian dir. Michelle Latimer.
The TIFF 2020 People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award winner is Shadow in the Cloud dir. Roseanne Liang.
SHAWN MENDES FOUNDATION CHANGEMAKER AWARD
The 2020 Changemaker Award is awarded to Black Bodies, a short film by Kelly Fyffe-Marshall.
AMPLIFY VOICES AWARDS PRESENTED BY CANADA GOOSE
Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film: Inconvenient Indian, dir. Michelle Latimer
Special Mention: Fauna, dir. Nicolás Pereda (Canadian Film)
Amplify Voices Award: The Disciple, dir. Chaitanya Tamhane
Amplify Voices Award: Night of the Kings, dir. Philippe Lacôte
Special Mention: Downstream to Kinshasa, dir. Dieudo Hamadi
IMDbPro SHORT CUTS AWARDS
IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Film: Dustin, dir. Naïla Guiguet
IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Film: Benjamin, Benny, Ben, dir. Paul Shkordoff
IMDbPro Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award: Sing Me a Lullaby, dir. Tiffany Hsiung
Honourable mention: O Black Hole!, dir. Renee Zhan