Jojo Rabbit Takes Top Prize At Toronto International Film Festival

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September 16, 2019 | 3:55am EST

Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit has won a top honour at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.
The movie, about a young boy who idolises Nazi leader Adolf Hitler until he finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home, has been feted with the Grolsch People’s Choice Award.
Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story took the second prize, while Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite was second runner-up.
In other categories, Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s The Platform won The Midnight Madness audience award, while The Cave was feted with an audience award in the documentary section.
Waititi’s win has greatly increased its awards chances. Several other movies which have scooped the same prize have gone on to secure the Academy Awards’ highest honour, Best Picture, including Green Book, 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech, and Slumdog Millionaire.