Monday, September 16, 2013

TIFF Stats

The People's Choice Award win for 12 Years a Slave for the 2013 Toronto Film Festival raises its awards profile times ten.  Past winners of the award include The King's Speech and Slumdog Millionaire.  Here's a look back at the history of the award and how it correlates with the big dog:

2013: 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
2012: Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)- nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Picture; won Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence)
2011: Where Do We Go Now (Nadine Labaki)
2010: The King's Speech (Tom Hooper)- won 4 Academy Awards including Picture.
2009: Precious (Lee Daniels)- nominated for 6 Academy Awards; won 2 including Best Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique)
2008: Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)- won 8 Academy Awards including Picture
2007: Eastern Promises (David Croenberg)- nominated for Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen)
2006: Bella (Alejandro Monteverde)
2005: Tsotsi (Gavin Hood)- won Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
2004: Hotel Rwanda (Terry George)- nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor (Don Cheadle)
2003: The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano)
2002: Whale Rider (Nikki Caro)- nominated for Best Actress (Keisha Castle-Hughes)
2001: Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)- nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Original Screenplay and Foreign-Language Film
2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)- nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture; won 4 Oscars including Foreign-Language Film
1999: American Beauty (Sam Mendes)- won 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture
1998: Life is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni)- nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Picture; won 3 Oscars including Actor (Benigni) and Foreign Film.
1997: The Hanging Garden (Thom Fitzgerald)
1996: Shine (Scott Hicks)- nominated for 7 Oscars including Picture; won Best Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
1995: Antonia's Line (Marleen Gorris)- won Best Foreign Language Film
1994: Priest (Antonia Bird)
1993: The Snapper (Stephen Frears)
1992: Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann)
1991: The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam)- nominated for 5 Oscars; won Supporting Actress (Mercedes Ruehl)
1990: Cyrano de Bergerac (Jean-Paul Rappeneau)- nominated for 5 Oscars including Foreign Film and Best Actor (Gerard Depardieu); won Costume Design
1989: Roger & Me (Michael Moore)
1988: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almódovar)- nominated for Best Foreign Film
1987: The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner)- nominated for Best Original Song
1986: The Decline of the American Empire (Denys Arcand)- nominated for Best Foreign Film
1985: The Official Story (Luis Puenzo)- nominated for 2 Oscars including Original Screenplay; won Best Foreign Film
1984: Places in the Heart (Robert Benton)- nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture; won 2 including Best Actress (Sally Field-- her famous "you like me" speech)
1983: The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasden)- nominated for 3 Oscars including Picture
1982: Tempest (Paul Mazursky)
1981: Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson)- nominated for 7 Oscars; won 4 including Picture
1980: Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (Nicholas Roeg)
1979: Best Boy (Ira Wohl)
1978: Girlfriends (Claudia Weill)

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