‘Belfast’ Claims TIFF People’s Choice Award, As Jessica Chastain, Benedict Cumberbatch & Denis Villeneuve Nab Other Top Prizes — Complete Winners List

TIFF VARIETY ARTISAN AWARD
Denis Villeneuve, Dune
Ramata-Toulaye Sy” /> Astel, dir.
Belfast, dir. Kenneth Branagh
IMDbPRO SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FILM
Payal Kapadia A Night of Knowing Nothing, dir.
Julia Ducournau Titane, dir.
PLATFORM PRIZE
Angakusajaujuq – The Shaman’s Apprentice, dir. Zacharias Kunuk
Kamila Andini Yuni, dir.
The TIFF Ebert Director Award went to Dune's Denis Villeneuve, with musician Dionne Warwick (subject of the doc Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over) receiving a Special Tribute Award. Chai Vasarhelyi—and Julia Ducournau's Palme d'Or winner, Titane. Other major titles recognized in Toronto tonight included The Rescue—the latest doc from Free Solo helmers Jimmy Chin and E.
SHAWN MENDES FOUNDATION CHANGEMAKER AWARD
Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical, black-and-white drama Belfast claimed the TIFF People's Choice Award on Saturday night, affirming its status as a major player to contend with in the 2022 Oscars race.
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog / The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
TIFF EBERT DIRECTOR AWARD
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
SPECIAL TRIBUTE AWARD
IMDbPRO SHORT CUTS SHARE HER JOURNEY AWARD
PEOPLE’S CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD
It opened with an introduction from Sigourney Weaver—who was at the fest with her drama, The Good House. Special tributes were presented by Shamier Anderson, Kirsten Dunst, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Ferreira, Gladys Knight, Phillip Lewitski, Eva Longoria, David Oyelowo, Michael Showalter, and Kiefer Sutherland. This year's TIFF awards ceremony was produced by Bell Media Studios, with etalk’s Tyrone Edwards and Chloe Wilde returning as hosts.
Rhayne Vermette Anne, dir. Ste.
Cinematographer Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog
TIFF EMERGING TALENT AWARD
Dionne Warwick, Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over
Check out the complete 2021 TIFF winners list below.
IMDbPRO SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST FILM
AMPLIFY VOICES AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
Alanis Obomsawin
TIFF TRIBUTE ACTOR AWARDS
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain) were also big winners at the TIFF Tribute Awards ceremony, which wrapped up the 46th edition of the festival, claiming its Actor Awards.
Scarborough, dirs. Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson
JEFF SKOLL AWARD IN IMPACT MEDIA
AMPLIFY VOICES AWARD
Samir Karahoda Displaced, dir.
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed The Gravedigger’s Wife, dir.
Danis Goulet, Night Raiders
PEOPLE’s CHOICE MIDNIGHT MADNESS AWARD
E. The Rescue, dirs. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
TIFF welcomed guests, press, industry, international stars and directors back to the city and into cinemas. We’re so grateful and proud of this year’s Festival." The sweeping range in cinematic storytelling from around the world is a testament to the uniqueness of the films that are being made. "2021 brought an exceptional selection of films that excited Festival audiences around the world," said TIFF Co-Heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey in announcing the 2021 winners. "Our lineup showcased beloved auteurs alongside fresh voices in filmmaking, including numerous women powerhouses.

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