Hi, I'm back and will torture ONTD for the rest of awards season with lots of upcoming Oscar baity movies, awards buzz and so forth. Anyway, IndieWire made a list of huge movies that won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, the People’s Choice Award, in past years that went on to win Oscar gold. We won't know the winner until next week, when TIFF ends.
TIFF for many years has been the big start-off to the awards reason. Listing a few here that won big (and excluding those photographed in tweet since they're obvious), after their People’s Choice Award win.
-- 2017's “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI”, which won Best Actress (Frances McDormand) & Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) at this year's Oscars
-- 2016's “LA LA LAND”, which won a ton of Oscars, including Best Actress (Emma Stone), Director (Damien Chazelle), Song, and so forth (and no it did not win best picture, Warren Beatty)
-- 2015's “ROOM” (2015), which went on to win Best Actress for Brie Larson
-- 2010's “THE KING’S SPEECH”, which won Best Picture, Director, and Actor for Colin Firth
-- 2008's “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE”, which won Best Picture and Director for Danny Boyle
As a reminder, movies making the biggest waves at this year's TIFF include 'A Star is Born', 'Widows', 'If Beale Street Could Talk', 'First Man', 'Beautiful Boy', 'Ben is Back,' and 'Mid90s'. There are still a few more releases to go, including 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan', 'Green Book', and 'Colette' this week.