Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland took home the 2020 People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival as announced earlier today. The film, starring Frances McDormand, tells the story of a woman who gives up modern society to wander the American West with a group of fellow nomads. Regina King’s One Night In Miami… was the runner-up selection.
This win marks the first time the Venice Golden Lion award has matched the TIFF People’s Choice award. It is also the second year in a row that a Searchlight film has received the TIFF People’s Choice award. Jojo Rabbit received the award last season.
Here are the recently announced festival winners:
- People’s Choice: Nomadland
- First Runner Up: One Night in Miami…
- Second Runner Up: Beans
- People’s Choice Documentary: Inconvenient Indian
- Midnight Madness: Shadow in the Cloud
- Changemaker Award: Black Bodies
- Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film: Inconvenient Indian
- Special Mention: Fauna
- Amplify Voices Award: The Disciple
- Amplify Voices Award: Night of the Kings
- Special Mention: Downstream to Kinshasa
Previously announced award recipients for the festival include Kate Winslet and Sir Anthony Hopkins (TIFF Tribute Actor Awards), Chloe Zhao (TIFF Ebert Director Award for Nomadland), Mira Nair (Jeff SkollAward in Impact Media), Terence Blanchard (TIFF Variety Artisan Award), and Tracey Deer (TIFF Emerging Talent Award for Beans).