TIFF 2020 TRIBUTE AWARDS Was Virtual with Kate Winslet, Martin Scorsese, more

Canadian, Pop Superstar, Shawn Mendes performed live but virtually during TIFF’s Tribute Awards

It’s a different kind of year for the Toronto International Film Festival as all festivals have been impacted by the COVID outbreak. But at TIFF last night, September 15, they still managed to honor, although virtually, the art of film with the annual TIFF Tribute Awards which aired in Canada on CTV, Canada’s Netflix, Crave, and on Variety’s Facebook page.

Watch Shawn Mendes perform virtually at TIFF’s Tribute Awards below.

TIFF Tribute Awards 2020, happening virtually, honored Kate Winslet, Chloé Zhao, and Mira Nair.

TIFF Tribute Awards 2020 honorees (L-R): Chloé Zhao, Kate Winslet, and Mira Nair

The TIFF Tribute Awards ceremony is an annual fundraiser to support both TIFF’s year-round programming and the organization’s core mission to transform the way people see the world through film. The Awards honor the film industry’s outstanding contributors and their achievements, recognizing leading industry members, acting talent, directorial expertise, new talent, and a below-the-line artist and creators.

The 2020 TIFF Tribute Award recipients were:

Kate Winslet — TIFF Tribute Actor Award

Sir Anthony Hopkins — TIFF Tribute Actor Award

Chloé Zhao — TIFF Ebert Director Award

Mira Nair — Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media

Terence Blanchard — TIFF Variety Artisan Award

Tracey Deer — TIFF Emerging Talent Award presented by L’Oréal Paris and supported by MGM

Featuring award presenters included: Martin Scorcese, Ava DuVernay, Tabu, Regina King, Jodie Foster, Olivia Colman, Colin Farrell, and Delroy Lindo.

singer, Shawn Mendes sitting by the piano making an announcment on CTV and TIFF's tribute awards
Canadian pop superstar, Shawn Mendes announces the partnership between his organization and TIFF during this year’s Tribute Awards.

Shawn Mendes Performed Live at TIFF’s Tribute Awards

The TIFF Tribute also featured a performance by Canadian singer, Shawn Mendes, who performed Stevie Wonder’s ‘Love’s in Need of Love Today.’ Watch the video below.

After the performance, the music superstar announced his new partnership with TIFF for an annual Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award to support filmmakers who produce films with a social message.

Shawn Mendes Performing at the TIFF Tribute Awards

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