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.
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.
LADYBIRD: An ode to SAC; a bittersweet love song for mother/daughters. The best kind of John Hughes flick: clever, erudite, and warm. #tiff— Piers Marchant (@Kafkaesque83) September 13, 2017
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).
Looks like I have a new fest fave: THE FLORIDA PROJECT, which premiered at Cannes, and could win Toronto's audience award, is just terrific!— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) September 8, 2017
The Florida Project is unbelievably moving and humanistic. Sean Baker is brilliant. Those performances, wow. #TIFF— Abdi Nazemian (@Abdaddy) September 10, 2017
A film about the life of Tonya Harding, in particular leading up to the infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan.
I, TONYA finds the essence of the Tonya Harding story in a totally enjoyable and salacious mashup of Coen bros/Christopher Guest. #tiff— erickohn (@erickohn) September 9, 2017
Now that we're almost halfway through the festival, which films could be a People's Choice contender? I, Tonya is my pick #TIFF17— Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) September 12, 2017
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.
If anyone tells you that anything other than THE SHAPE OF WATER is winning People's Choice, they're incorrect. #TIFF17— Dave Does #TIFF17 (@davemabaldwin) September 12, 2017
THE SHAPE OF WATER: Well, there's your People's Choice winner. #TIFF17— Norm Wilner (@normwilner) September 12, 2017
A dark comedic look at a grieving mother (Frances McDormand) who confronts local police about the unsolved murder of her daughter.
If at all possible, see Three Billboards. My fave #tiff17 film thus far— The Smash List| tiff (@thesmashlist) September 12, 2017
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: A perfect film our insane times. Can I watch if again? Like, now? #tiff— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) September 10, 2017
Shape of Water
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