Harry Styles and the ‘My Policeman’ cast win the 2022 TIFF Tribute Award for performance. pop sensation Harry Styles and the entire cast of My Policeman will be honored with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance at the fourth annual TIFF Tribute Awards.
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced that the ensemble cast of My Policeman — comprised of Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett — will receive the prestigious award at the 47th annual Toronto International Film Festival on September 11 at Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
For the first time in the history of the TIFF annual gala, the prize has gone to an ensemble instead of an individual artist. As previously announced, My Policeman director Michael Grandage will also have its world premiere at this year’s festival.
“When your film shifts through time and across fluid boundaries of love and desire, you need a cast that can embody those nuances in every gesture,” said TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey. Styles, Corrin, and Dawson deliver beautiful, mirrored performances with Linus Roache, Gina McKee, and Rupert Everett.”
Adapted from Bethan Roberts’ award-winning novel of the same name, My Policeman will release in theaters on Oct. 21, followed by an Amazon Prime Video premiere on Nov. 4.
TIFF established the Tribute honors in 2019, with the set of acting awards joining the festival’s long-running People’s Choice Award that often goes to films that eventually win or receive a nomination in the Academy’s Best Picture category.
Adapted by Oscar-nominated Philadelphia screenwriter Ron Nyswaner from Bethan Roberts’ book, My Policeman follows the titular lawman (Styles) as he embarks on a relationship with a teacher (Corrin) and maintains a secret affair with a museum curator (Dawson) in the 1950s Britain. Flash-forwarding to the 1990s, the film also charts the characters’ older selves (Roache, McKee, Everett) as they attempt to remedy the damage done in their past.
“When your film shifts through time and across fluid boundaries of love and desire, you need a cast that can embody those nuances in every gesture,” said TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey in a statement. “Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, and David Dawson deliver beautiful, mirrored performances, with Linus Roache, Gina McKee, and Rupert Everett.
We’re thrilled to honor the ensemble cast of My Policeman with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance.”