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‘American Fiction’ Wins Toronto Movie Competition’s Folks’s Alternative Award – Oscar Harbinger? – Deadline

The Folks’s Alternative Award from the just-wrapped 2023 Toronto Movie Competition has gone to American Fiction . First Runner Up is Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers. Second Runner Up was Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy And The Heron . The Documentary Award went to Mr. Dressup: The Magic Of Make-Consider, ,and the Midnight Insanity winner was Dicks: The Musical.

Orion and MRC’s American Fiction stars Jeffrey Wright and comes from author/director Wire Jefferson. It's a scathing satire on the publishing trade and its therapy of significant works by Black writers, one whose identify is Thelonious “Monk” Ellison who with the made-up identify Sinatra Golden decides to provide them a stereotyped ebook “We’s Lives In Da Ghetto” as a protest however is horrified when it turns into a greatest vendor. It's scheduled to be launched in theatres in November.

Toronto Movie Competition 2022 Picture Gallery

Voted on-line by viewers members since 1978 and sometimes thought of a harbinger for the Greatest Image Oscar, the TIFF Folks’s Alternative Award has been received by such eventual Greatest Image Academy Award winners as Nomadland, Inexperienced Guide, 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millinaire, American Magnificence and Chariots of Fireplace. Amongst those who went on to Greatest Image nominations embody final 12 months’s winner The Fabelmans, in addition to Belfast, JoJo Rabbit, Three Billboards Exterior Ebbing Missouri, Room, La La Land, The Imitation Sport, Silver Linings Playbook, Valuable, Life Is Lovely, Locations within the Coronary heart and The Massive Chill.

Here's a record of all of the 2023 TIFF Award Winners:


Brief Cuts Award for Greatest Movie: Electra, dir. Daria Kashcheeva
Brief Cuts Award for Greatest Canadian Movie: Motherland, dir. Jasmin Mozaffari
Share Her Journey Award: Shé (Snake), dir. Renee Zhan
Honourable Point out: Gaby’s Hills, dir. Zoé Pelchat
Jayant Digambar Somalkar’s A Match

Seagrass, dir. Meredith Hama-Brown

Greatest BIPOC Canadian Function: Kanaval, dir. Henri Pardo
Greatest BIPOC Canadian First Function Award: Tautuktavuk (What We See), dirs. Carol Kunnuk, Lucy Tulugarjuk

The 2023 Amplify Voices Trailblazer Award was introduced to Damon D’Oliveira, producer.  

Solo, dir. Sophie Dupuis
(Honorable Point out): Kanaval, dir. Henri Pardo

We Grown Now, dir. Minhal Baig.

Expensive Jassi, dir. Tarsem Singh Dhandwar.


The TIFF 2023 Folks’s Alternative Midnight Insanity Award winner is Dicks: The Musica dir. Larry Charles.
The primary runner-up is Kill dir. Nikhil Nagesh Bhat.
The second runner-up is Hell of a Summer season dirs. Finn Wolfhard, Billy Bryk.

The TIFF 2023 Folks’s Alternative Documentary Award winner is Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Consider dir. Robert McCallum. 
The primary runner-up is Summer season Qamp dir. Jen Markowitz.
The second runner-up is Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa dir. Lucy Walker.

The TIFF 2023 Folks’s Alternative Award winner is: American Fiction dir. Wire Jefferson.
The primary runner-up is The Holdovers dir. Alexander Payne. 
The second runner-up is The Boy and the Heron dir. Hayao Miyazaki.  


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