Toronto Fest 2020: Olivia Colman, Ava DuVernay, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster to Present Tribute Awards

Toronto Fest: Olivia Colman, Ava DuVernay, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster Set to Present TIFF Tribute Awards


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Shawn Mendes will perform at the virtual prize-giving, while Regina King, Tabu and Delroy Lindo will also introduce honorees.

Olivia Colman, Ava DuVernay, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster are set to introduce prize-winners at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on September 15, Toronto Film Fest said Wednesday.

Canadian pop sensation Shawn Mendes will perform as part of TIFF’s celebrity-driven awards show to air on the CTV network countrywide and stream online. Other presenters set for the TIFF Tribute Awards include Regina King, Delroy Lindo and Bollywood star Tabu, while Chloe Wilde and Tyrone Edwards will host the kudosfest.

This year’s honorees will include Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, directors Chloe Zhao, Mira Nair and Tracey Deer and Grammy-winning composer Terence Blanchard.

After the coronavirus pandemic ended plans for a physical mass gathering, TIFF’s award season gala will go digital this year with at-home acceptance speeches and career retrospectives for the trophy winners.

Mendes’ philanthropic arm, the Shawn Mendes Foundation, will also sponsor a Changemaker Award to be given along with $10,000 to a TIFF title that tackles issues of social change.

“Shawn shares TIFF’s commitment to elevating and empowering young changemakers to transforming the world through advocacy, and we’re absolutely thrilled to have him join us to perform at this year’s TIFF Tribute Awards as we honor the film industry’s contributors,” said Joana Vicente, exec director and co-head of TIFF.

The Toronto Film Fest runs from September 10 to 19.