Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Netflix’s “American Fiction” Starring Jeffrey Wright Wins Toronto Audience Award, Beats “The Holdovers” with Paul Giamatti


The Toronto Film Festival Awards have been announced. “American Fiction,” starring Jeffrey Wright and from Netflix, won the Audience Award.

“American Fiction,” directed by Cord Jefferson, notably beat “The Holdovers,” starring Paul Giamatti and directed by Alexander Payne.

The second runner-up is The Boy and the Heron directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

All three of these films will now get their awards chances boosted at least for a few minutes until more films that weren’t at TIFF are unveiled.

The TIFF 2023 People’s Choice Documentary Award winner is “Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe directed by Robert McCallum. The first runner-up is Summer Qamp directed by Jen Markowitz. The second runner-up is Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa dir. Lucy Walker.

The doc winners will all be in the mix on November 19th when the Critics Choice Awards hands out their documentary prizes in New York. The races are on!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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