The film isn’t out yet, but already Jojo Rabbit is a contender for the 2020 Oscars as it nabs the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. That prize is usually a good indicator for the Academy Awards, and it’s worth noting that the score is by Rogue One composer Michael Giacchino.
“Jojo Rabbit” stars Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, and Waititi, doing double duty as a buffoonish and imaginary Adolf Hitler. The film centers on a 10-year old boy whose love of the Nazi leader is challenged when he discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish teenager.
Director Taika Waititi gave this statement.
““Thank you to the Toronto International Film Festival audiences for this tremendous honor. ‘Jojo Rabbit’ is a story of tolerance and understanding set in a time that lacked both, and I hope in making this film we can remind ourselves that it’s still possible to connect with each other even under the most chaotic of circumstances—no matter what age, religion, race or gender.”
Many congratulations and good luck to Taika and the cast and crew of Jojo Rabbit as it rolls out at cinemas and in the run in to the Oscars.