Harry Styles is already collecting trophies for his performance in My Policeman.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced today that Styles, along with Emma Corrin, David Dawson, Linus Roache, Gina McKee, and Rupert Everett have been awarded the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance for their roles in the film My Policeman.
“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,” TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey said. “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.”
Based on a book of the same name, My Policeman follows a young police officer Tom (Styles) who falls in love with a man named Patrick (Dawson) in the 1950s but ends up marrying a female teacher named Marion (Corrin) because homosexuality was still illegal. Then the movie flashes forward to the 1990s, where an older Tom is still married to Marion when Patrick comes back into their lives.
Previously, the awards were given to one actor and one actress, but this year, the TIFF Tribute Award celebrates an ensemble cast in a gender-neutral category. Corrin becomes the first nonbinary actor to receive the award.
Last year's winners were Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog. Kate Winslet and Anthony Hopkins won in 2020, and Meryl Streep and Joaquin Phoenix won in 2019.
My Policeman is making its world premiere at TIFF this year. The festival will take place from September 8 to September 18. The awards will be given out at an in-person gala fundraiser on Sunday, September 11.
After debuting at TIFF, My Policeman will be in select theaters on October 21 and on Amazon Prime Video on November 4.