Frances McDormand plays a grieving mother
frustrated with the police's lack of progress in finding her
daughter's killer. The film, which screened in Venice earlier
and is set for wide release later this year, won the Grolsch
People's Choice Award.
Craig Gillespie's "I, Tonya," about U.S. figure skater Tonya
Harding, and Luca Guadagnino's "Call Me By Your Name," a
coming-of-age romance about forbidden love, were the runners-up.
Past audience winners and runners-up in Toronto have gone on to
win or become best-picture Oscar nominees, solidifying the
Toronto festival's reputation as a launching pad for films that
go on to receive critical acclaim.
Past winners and runners-up include "Spotlight," "12 Years A
Slave," "The King's Speech" and "La La Land."
Other winners at this year's festival included "Faces Places"
for the audience's favorite documentary. Warwick Thornton's
"Sweet Country" won the festival's Platform prize, selected by a
panel of filmmakers.
(Reporting by Solarina Ho; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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