Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans wins People's Choice Award

Today is the last day of TIFF 2022, and the day that the awards are announced. Steven Spielberg's biographical film The Fabelmans won the People's Choice Award, which is chosen by audience members in an online vote.

Sarah Polley’s Women Talking was the first runner up and Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery was the second runner up.

Spielberg released a statement after learning that his film had won: "As I said on stage the other night, 'Above all, I’m glad I brought this film to Toronto!' This is the most personal film I’ve ever made, and the warm reception from everyone in Toronto made my first visit to TIFF so intimate and personal for me and my entire Fabelman family. Thank you to Cameron Bailey and the incredible staff at TIFF; thank you to Universal Pictures; and a very special thank you to all the movie fans in Toronto who have made this past weekend one I’ll never forget."

Full list of 2022 TIFF winners:

TIFF People’s Choice Award:
The Fabelmans
First runner-up: Women Talking
Second runner-up: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

TIFF People’s Choice Documentary Award
Black Ice (director Hubert Davis)
First runner-up: Maya and the Wave (Stephanie Johnes)
Second runner-up: 752 Is Not a Number (Babak Payami)

FIPRESCI Prize
A Gaza Weekend

Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film
To Kill A Tiger

Special Mention for Best Canadian Feature Film
Viking

IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Film
Snow in September

NETPAC Award
Sweet As

Amplify Voices Award
Leonor Will Never Die

Special Mention for Best Feature from an Emerging BIPOC Filmmaker
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award
Something You Said Last Night

Platform Prize
Riceboy Sleeps

TIFF People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
First runner-up: Pearl
Second runner-up: The Blackening
~Alexandra Heilbron


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