Jojo Rabbit: Nazi satire wins high Toronto movie award

Still from the film Jojo Rabbit

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Jojo Rabbit’s win strikes it firmly into the 2020 Oscar race


The movie Jojo Rabbit has received the influential Folks’s Alternative Award at this 12 months’s Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant (TIFF).

The World Warfare II satire a couple of younger boy in 1940s Germany who discovers his mom is hiding a Jewish woman of their home stars Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis.


Johansson additionally seems within the movie that was first runner-up, Marriage Story, the place she performs a mom and actress divorcing her theatre director husband, performed by Adam Driver.

The second runner-up was Parasite, a South Korean comedy-drama which earlier this 12 months received the highest prize, the Palme d’Or, on the Cannes Movie Pageant.

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Scarlett Johansson additionally has a number one position in first runner-up Marriage Story

Jojo Rabbit’s win strikes it firmly into the 2020 Oscar race as a result of Toronto’s Folks’s Alternative prize, often known as the Viewers Award, is seen as a robust indicator for fulfillment within the movie awards season. Final 12 months’s winner Inexperienced E book went on to win Greatest Image on the Oscars.

Different earlier Viewers Award winners embody Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech and 12 Years A Slave, which all went on to be named Greatest Movie on the Academy Awards.

Its monitor document in predicting Oscar success has made it into one of the crucial influential prizes of awards season. It is voted for on-line by viewers members on the competition, though the organisers do not reveal exactly how the result’s calculated.

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Parasite, a South Korean comedy-drama, was second runner-up

TIFF does say that it takes into consideration the proportion of a movie’s complete viewers who vote for it. And that it ensures the validity of the voting by matching votes to IP addresses and by matching voters’ emails with addresses used to buy tickets. Nonetheless, some viewers members pay money for tickets with out utilizing an e mail tackle.

A TIFF spokesperson says: “We care about our viewers and need to know from all of the individuals who work together with TIFF about what they consider our movies, however votes that may be verified might be given extra weight within the last scoring.”

Jojo Rabbit is directed by Taika Waititi, who additionally directed the Marvel blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. The movie might be screened on the London Movie Pageant in October, and might be launched in UK cinemas in January 2020.