Kate Winslet to receive Tribute Actor Award at TIFF


Kate Winslet is set to be honored with the Tribute Actor Award during the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival.

The actress will be recognized for her distinguished career during a virtual ceremony at the 45th edition of the festival in September (2020). The announcement comes following the news that this year’s event will be held online with limited in-person screenings and gatherings due to the COVID pandemic.

Her new film, Ammonite, was previously announced as a TIFF official selection.

“Kate’s brilliant and compelling onscreen presence continues to captivate, entertain, and inspire audiences and actors alike,” Joana Vicente, the co-head of the 2020 festival, says. “From her earliest work in Heavenly Creatures, Sense and Sensibility and Titanic, to Revolutionary Road, The Reader, Mildred Piece and Steve Jobs, to name a few, her onscreen presence is as powerful and courageous as the women she chooses to portray.

“Kate’s most recent performance as Mary in Francis Lee’s Ammonite affirms her position as one of the best and most respected actresses of her generation, and we are delighted to honor her extraordinary talents at this year’s festival.”

Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, Taika Waititi, Roger Deakins, David Foster, and director Mati Diop were all honored during last year’s (2019) inaugural Tribute Actor ceremony.

The festival will take place from 10 to September 19, 2020, with Winslet collecting her award on September 15, 2020.