Green Book wins People's Choice Award at TIFF

Sep 14 2018, 9:24 pm

The red carpets have been rolled up and the celebrities have returned home, marking an end of the 43rd-edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.

To conclude this year’s festivities, Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF announced this year’s award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday.

This year’s winner of the prestigious Grolsch People’s Choice Award was presented to Green Book, from director Peter Farrelly, a story about a working-class Italian-American bouncer, played by Viggo Mortensen, who takes a job chauffeuring an African American classical pianist, Mahershala Ali, across the American South in the 1960s.

Based on the buzz generated online alone from this film, it’s clear that Green Book is worth checking out once it’s released in theatres on November 21, 2018.

A full breakdown of the awards, judges, and comments is available here, but other major award winners included:

Short Cuts Award For Best Canadian Short Film
Meryam Joobeur’s Brotherhood

Short Cuts Award For Best Short Film
Sandhya Suri’s The Field

City Of Toronto Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film
Katherine Jerkovic’s Roads in February

Canada Goose Award For Best Canadian Feature Film
Sébastien Pilote’s The Fireflies Are Gone

Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery Programme
Carmel Winters’ Float Like a Butterfly

Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations
Guy Nattiv’s Skin

NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere
Ash Mayfair’s The Third Wife

Eurimage’s Audentoa Award
Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s Fig Tree

Toronto Platform Prize
Wi Ding Ho’s Cities of Last Things

Grolsch People’s Choice Award
Peter Farrelly’s Green Book

Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award
Vasan Bala’s The Man Who Feels No Pain

Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award
E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s Free Solo

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