Actor Tabu has been selected as one of the presenters for the Tribute Awards at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The 45th edition of the prestigious movie gala will be broadcasted on september 15, 2020. She will present awards with global stars Colin Farell, Jodie Foster, Olivia Colma, Regina King, Delroy Lindo and filmmaker Ava DuVernay.
Director Mira Nair will be honoured at the TIFF Tribute Awards ceremony with the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media during the ceremony, while Hopkins, an Oscar winner for The Silence of the Lambs, will receive a TIFF Tribute Actor Award. Tabu had worked with Nair in 2006 in her film Namesake and recently has collaborated for the filmmaker’s BBC series A Suitable Boy.
Actor Kate Winslet will receive a TIFF Tribute Actor Award and Zhao, the director of indie hit The Rider and upcoming Nomadland, will be recognised with the TIFF Ebert Director Award. Grammy Award winning composer Terence Blanchard will be presented with TIFF Variety Artisan Award and Beans director Tracey Deer with TIFF Emerging Talent Award.
The festival which will run from September 10 to 19 will close with the screening of Nair’s A Suitable Boy. Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple will also be screened in the nine days festival.