TIFF 2019: 'Jojo Rabbit' Secures People's Choice Award
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Landing the top prize's second and third place at the Toronto International Film Festival are Noah Baumbach's 'Marriage Story' and Bong Joon Ho's 'Parasite'.

AceShowbiz - Taika Waititi's "Jojo Rabbit" has won a top honour at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

The movie, about a young boy who idolises Nazi leader Adolf Hitler until he finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home, has been feted with the Grolsch People's Choice Award.

Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story" took the second prize, while Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" was second runner-up.

In other categories, Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia's The Platform won The Midnight Madness audience award, while "The Cave (2019)" was feted with an audience award in the documentary section.

Waititi's win has greatly increased its awards chances. Several other movies which have scooped the same prize have gone on to secure the Academy Awards' highest honour, Best Picture, including "Green Book", "12 Years a Slave", "The King's Speech" and "Slumdog Millionaire".

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