“Jojo Rabbit” Scores Big Prize at TIFF

Another Toronto Film Festival is behind us, and the movie lovers attending this event picked the movie that impressed them the most. Taika Waititi’s historical satire Jojo Rabbit picked up the People’s Choice Award, becoming one of the front-runners in the upcoming Oscar race.

The winner of this award is picked by the public, who place their ticket stubs in voting boxes after each screening, rating the movie they’ve just seen. Despite the fact the voting body is not the same at the Oscars, winners of the main TIFF award often end up scoring nominations and wins in the best picture category.

We’re yet to see if Jojo Rabbit goes down the same road, but it’s not the only Oscar hopeful that was screened in Toronto. The list of critically acclaimed movies shown at this festival also includes films Hustlers, Joker, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story which was the first runner-up for People’s Choice Award.

Jojo Rabbit received the top award at this festival despite mixed reviews, and we’re yet to see how it does at the box office. It’s set to screen at the film festivals in Vancouver, London, and San Diego before making its way to theaters on October 18th.