The People’s Choice Award from the simply wrapped 2022 Toronto International Film Festival has gone to The Fabelmans.  First Runner Up is Women Talking. And Second Runner Up was Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.      The Documentary Award went to Black Ice, and the Midnight Madness winner was Weird: The Al Yankovich Story             .

Voted on-line by viewers members since 1978, and sometimes thought of a harbinger for the Best Picture Oscar, the TIFF People’s Choice Award has prior to now been gained by such eventual Best Picture Academy Award winners as Nomadland, Green Book, 12 Years A Slave, The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millinaire,American Beauty, and Chariots Of Fire.  Among people who went on to Best Picture nominations embrace final 12 months’s winner Belfast, in addition to JoJo Rabbit, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Room, La La Land, The Imitation Game,  Silver Linings Playbook, Precious, Life Is Beautiful, Places In The Heart, and The Big Chill.

With the closing of the primary totally dwell Toronto fest in three years, impacted as all the pieces else was by Covid within the current previous, this additionally represents the top of the Fall Festival Trifecta  of Venice, Telluride, and Toronto that historically open the official six month awards season.  With Venice awarding its Golden Lion unusually to a documentary, All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

from director Laura Poitras, and now the People’s Choice Award from TIFF going to  The Fabelmans   the race is on and at this level seems extensive open and maybe heading into unpredictable territory. Time will inform. On to the New York Film Festival later this month, after which London.


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