‘The Fabelmans’ wins People’s Choice, ‘Riceboy Sleeps’ snags Platform Prize at TIFF

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TORONTO — Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical “The Fabelmans” has won the People’s Choice prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The coming-of-age ode to cinema was announced as the winner during a TIFF awards breakfast this morning, capping off 10 days of in-person filmgoing and festivities.

“The Fabelmans” is the first Spielberg film to screen at TIFF and is billed as the legendary director’s most personal project to date.

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The People’s Choice prize is chosen through online votes and is often seen as a predictor of Academy Award success.

Last year’s winner was the Northern Ireland-set family drama “Belfast.”

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