TIFF congratulates 2024 Oscar Nominees

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January 24, 2024

TIFF congratulates 2024 Oscar Nominees

12 Films in TIFF 2023’s Official Selection nominated

TIFF People’s Choice Award–winner American Fiction receives five nominations

TIFF Tribute Performer Award honouree Colman Domingo nominated for Best Actor

TIFF Lightbox is the place to see Oscar-nominated films!

TORONTO - Announced earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled nominations for the 96th Academy Awards. TIFF congratulates films from its Official Selection, including American Fiction, The Boy and the Heron, Rustin, The Holdovers, The Zone of Interest, Anatomy of a Fall, Perfect Days, The Teachers’ Lounge, Robot Dreams, Four Daughters and To Kill a Tiger, which together received a total of 29 nominations. A lineup of this year’s Oscar-nominated films will be screening at TIFF Lightbox as well as across the country as part of TIFF’s Film Circuit programme in the coming months.

“TIFF serves as an essential launchpad for films, and our People’s Choice Award winners, in particular, have demonstrated a remarkable track record of setting the stage for success during awards season,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF, CEO. “Our expansive and diverse audience, coupled with TIFF’s commitment to showcasing innovative and impactful cinema, makes TIFF an unmatched platform for films to garner acclaim and gain widespread recognition. We are proud of and grateful to our Toronto audiences for discovering these films first.”

Over the years, numerous TIFF People’s Choice Award winners have gone on to secure Oscar nominations, with the Festival’s ability to spot and celebrate cinematic excellence serving as a reliable bellwether of future acclaim on the global stage. TIFF 2023 People’s Choice Award–winning film American Fiction, from Cord Jefferson, received five nominations for his debut feature, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (Jeffrey Wright), Best Supporting Actor (Sterling K. Brown), and Best Film Editing. The People’s Choice Award, determined by audience votes, reflects the collective appreciation of film enthusiasts, often signalling a film’s broad appeal.

TIFF 2023 Tribute Performer Award honouree Colman Domingo received a Best Actor nomination for his performance in George C. Wolfe’s Rustin. Previous TIFF Tribute Performer honourees who were nominated and went on to win Oscars include Brendan Fraser, Jessica Chastain, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Joaquin Phoenix.

Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, nominated for five Oscars, sold at TIFF 2022 to Focus Features and returned to TIFF in 2023 for its International Premiere. Audiences can catch a special screening at TIFF Lightbox on February 29.

In addition, Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja, who debuted the National Film Board documentary To Kill a Tiger during TIFF ’22, received a nomination for Best Feature Documentary. The film will be screened on February 13, free to the public, as part of the See the North series, presented by MUBI.

TIFF Official Selections


American Fiction, directed by Cord Jefferson
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Special Presentations programme
Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Score

The Holdovers, directed by Alexander Payne
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Special Presentations programme
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Film Editing

The Zone of Interest, directed by TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Special Presentation
Best Picture
Best Director
Best International Feature Film
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Sound

Anatomy of a Fall, directed by Justine Triet
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Special Presentation
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Original Screenplay
Best Film Editing

The Boy and the Heron, directed by Hayao Miyazaki
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Opening Night Gala Presentation
Best Animated Feature Film

Rustin, directed by George C. Wolfe
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Special Presentation
Best Actor in a Leading Role

NYAD, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Gala Presentation
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Supporting Actress

Perfect Days, directed by Wim Wenders
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Centrepiece Programme
Best International Feature Film (Japan)

The Teachers’ Lounge, directed by Ilker Çatak
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Centrepiece Programme
Best International Feature Film (Germany)

Robot Dreams, directed by Pablo Berger
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Centrepiece Programme
Best Animated Feature

Four Daughters, directed by Kaouther Ben Hania
TIFF 2023 Official Selection, Special Presentation
Best Documentary Feature Film

To Kill a Tiger, directed by Nisha Pahuja
TIFF 2022 Official Selection, TIFF Docs programme
Best Documentary Feature

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TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival®in September; TIFF Lightbox, which features five cinemas, learning and entertainment facilities; and the innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $200 million CAD. TIFF Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel, and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation, and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.

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