Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins To Be Honoured During Virtual TIFF Gala, Shawn Mendes To Perform

The Toronto International Film Festival will honour Kate Winslet this year during a virtual gala that includes a performance by Shawn Mendes and special presenters, including Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, Ava DuVernay, Jodie Foster, Regina King, and Delroy Lindo.

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TIFF announced that the “Titanic” star will be the recipient of their 2020 Tribute Actor Award.

“Kate’s brilliant and compelling on-screen presence continues to captivate, entertain and inspire audiences and actors alike,” TIFF co-head Joana Vicente told Variety.

Winslet will receive the honour during a virtual gala event on Sept. 15. The event will also honour Anthony Hopkins, director Chloe Zhao, Mira Nair, Tracey Deer and Terence Blanchard.

In addition to Mendes’ performance, he will also endow the new Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award. The $10,000 prize will be given to a film that tackles issues of social change.

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2020 marks the second year of TIFF’s awards gala, following last year’s ceremony, which honoured Meryl Streep, Joaquin Phoenix, Taika Waititi, Roger Deakins, David Foster, “Atlantics” director Mati Diop, and Participant Media.

Winslet stars in the film “Ammonite”, which will be a part of TIFF 2020’s lineup, featuring a combination of in-person screenings and virtual events from Sept. 10 to 19.

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