September 17, 2017

TIFF 2017 Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Wins the Coveted People’s Choice Award

This year’s edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close, and the winner of the Grolsch People’s Choice Award has been named: Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside, Ebbing Missouri.” Hundreds of movies once again screened at TIFF over the last 10 days, but only one could take home the coveted prize, which is often seen as an Oscar bellwether — previous winners include “La La Land,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “The King’s Speech.”

Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya” was the runner-up, Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” the second runner-up.” Agnès Varda and JR’s “Faces Places” won the People’s Choice Documentary Award, with runner-up going to Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” Joseph Kahn’s rap-battle drama took the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award, meanwhile, and Craig Zahler’s Vince Vaughn–starring “Brawl in Cell Block 99” came in second place.

Other honorees include Robin Aubert’s “Les Affamés” (Best Canadian Feature Film), Sadaf Foroughi “Ava” (Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery programme), and Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country” (Toronto Platform Prize). The full list may be found here.

Source: IndieWire film