The Toronto World Movie Pageant is paying tribute to Meryl Streep, Joaquin Phoenix and filmmaker Taika Waititi in a gala Monday held amid the pageant’s unspooling premieres.
With the town teeming with stars on the town for the pageant, TIFF this 12 months added a star-studded fundraising dinner. Streep is being venerated the similar evening her monetary trade satire “The Laundromat” is debuting. Additionally premiering Monday is Phoenix’s “Joker,” contemporary off its Golden Lion win Saturday on the Venice Movie Pageant.
Waititi is receiving the pageant’s Ebert Director Award, named after the past due movie critic Roger Ebert. Cinematographer Roger Deakins can also be given an award, as will “Atlantics” director Mati Diop. The French filmmaker will obtain the Mary Pickford Award for an rising, groundbreaking feminine skill.