Steven Spielberg Wins TIFF People's Choice Award with 'The Fabelmans'

Sarah Polley's 'Women Talking' and Rian Johnson's 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' were runners-up

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Sep 18, 2022

It's the final day of the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, and that means handing out the awards — including the prestigious People's Choice Award, which went to Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical family drama The Fabelmans.

The runner-up for the People's Choice Award went to Sarah Polley's Women Talking, while Rian Johnson's Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery came in third.

The People's Choice Documentary Award was won by Hubert Davis for the hockey doc Black Ice. Runners-up were Stephanie Johnes's Maya and the Wave and Babak Payami's 752 Is Not a Number.

The People's Choice Midnight Madness Award went to Eric Appel's parody biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Runners-up were Ti West's Pearl and Tim Story's The Blackening.

Among the other films recognized was Madison Thomas's Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, which won a Special Mention for Best Feature from an Emerging BIPOC Filmmaker from the Amplify Voices Awards. The three winners in that category were Nisha Pahuja's To Kill a Tiger, Martika Ramirez Escobar's Leonor Will Never Die and Vinay Shukla's While We Watched.

Check out Exclaim!'s TIFF reviews here.

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