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5 movies that could win the People's Choice Award at TIFF

We're nearing the end of TIFF, which means one of its most important moments is looming: the announcement of the Grolsch People's Choice Award winner, which often determines what film has a shot at a Best Picture Academy Award winner. 

Here are my picks for the frontrunners for the People's Choice Award winner at TIFF 2017. 

Lady Bird

This is Greta Gerwig's directorial debut about a high school senior wrestling with love, sex, parents, friends, and her desire to escape her hometown. 

The Florida Project

A film endorsed by Drake himself, Sean Baker's latest is set among those living in a motel not far from Disney World, and is (partly) about a precocious child and her connection with the motel manager (Willem Dafoe). 

I, Tonya

A film about the life of Tonya Harding, in particular leading up to the infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan. 

The Shape of Water

The latest fairy tale from Guillermo del Toro, this one is about a mute cleaner (Sally Hawkins) who works at a secret government facility, and wants to set free a  Creature fro the Black Lagoon lookalike being held captive.

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

A dark comedic look at a grieving mother (Frances McDormand) who confronts local police about the unsolved murder of her daughter. 

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