Elsewhere, Wayne Wapeemukwa’s Luk’Luk’l grabbed the very best Canadian first feature film award, and Robin Aubert’s L’ensemble des Affames selected in the best Canadian feature film trophy in Toronto. “Because of the jury for seeing the auteur behind the zombies,” Aubert stated inside a statement.
Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing, Missouri had a major boost because of its Oscar prospects at the Toronto Film Festival where it received the very best audience prize on Sunday.
The 2nd runner-in the primary audience champion category was Luca Guadagnino’s romance drama Call Me From Your Name, starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, as the first runner-up is I, Tonya, the biopic starring Margot Robbie, from director Craig Gillespie.
The dark comedy drama from Fox Searchlight and director Martin McDonagh stars Frances McDormand as a mother whose daughter was brutally raped and murdered. Her character decides to the police chief, performed by Woodsy Harrelson, on three giant billboards for failing to obtain the killer, wishing they are driving him into action. Three Billboards earned the very best screenplay prize in Venice, coming to Toronto, and it is looking for a November. 10 release.
Three Billboards joins previous TIFF audience award winners like Silver Linings Playbook, The King’s Speech and last year’s La La Land, movies that rode a wave from the fest to awards season glory.