The Toronto Film Festival Awards have come to a close, and the winner of the Audience Award is “American Fiction,” a film starring Jeffrey Wright and distributed Netflix. Directed Cord Jefferson, “American Fiction” managed to beat out tough competition, including “The Holdovers,” directed Alexander Payne and starring Paul Giamatti.
Coming in as the second runner-up is “The Boy and the Heron,” directed the renowned Hayao Miyazaki. These three films will now have the chance to ride the wave of their success at the festival, at least until more films outside of TIFF are unveiled.
In addition to the fiction category, the festival also awarded documentaries. The winner of the People’s Choice Documentary Award was “Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe,” directed Robert McCallum. The first runner-up was “Summer Qamp,” directed Jen Markowitz, while the second runner-up was “Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa,” directed Lucy Walker.
These documentary winners will have the opportunity to compete for further recognition at the Critics Choice Awards on November 19th in New York. This event will play a crucial role in determining the top documentaries of the year.
The Toronto Film Festival Awards serve as a platform to highlight exceptional films and bring attention to talented filmmakers. The recognition received at TIFF can be a stepping stone towards greater success and opportunities in the film industry.
– [Author: Roger Friedman – Showbiz411](https://www.showbiz411.com/2023/09/23/netflixs-american-fiction-starring-jeffery-wright-wins-toronto-audience-award-beats-the-holdovers-directed-by-alexander-payne-and-starring-paul-giamatti)
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