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Three Billboards Picks Up People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival

Director Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has landed an early Oscar boost after picking up the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Sep 18, 2017 by: WENN


Three Billboards Picks Up People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival


Director Martin McDonagh’sThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has landed an early Oscar boost after picking up the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The acclaimed new film, which features Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, has been considered an Academy Awards front-runner for some time, and now it has scored its first major prize since its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in Italy.

Craig Gillespie's real-life ice-staking I,Tonya, which stars Margot Robbie as disgraced Olympian Tonya Harding, has landed the runners-up prize at the TIFF, while Luca Guadagnino's gay drama Call Me By Your Name is third among film fans' picks at the festival.

Longtime Taylor Swift collaborator Joseph Kahn's rap satire Bodied has picked up the Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award, while Faces Places has been named the People’s Choice Documentary prize winner.

The win for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a good omen for McDonagh and his cast and crew - Best Picture Oscar winners Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years A Slave and The King’s Speech also picked up the People's Choice honor.

The awards were announced on Sunday morning.

The full list of winners is:

  • IWC Short Cuts Awards (Canadian) - Pre-Drink
  • IWC Short Cuts Awards - The Burden
  • Canadian First Feature - Luk Luk I
  • Canadian Feature Film - Les Affames
  • Fipresci Jury Award (Discovery) - Ava
  • Fipresci Jury Award (Special Presentations) - The Motive
  • NETPAC Award For World or International Asian Premiere - The Great Buddha +
    Toronto Platform Prize - Sweet Country
  • Grolsch People’s Choice Award (Midnight Madness) - Bodied
  • Grolsch Peoples Choice Award (Documentary) - Faces Places
  • Grolsch Peoples Choice Award - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri