Harry Styles is a bonafide Rockstar who brims with swagger and self-confidence when he performs in front of his adoring fans. But when it comes to accepting awards, he can be a little soft-spoken. This is what happened at Toronto International Film Festival when he accepted an acting award for one of his first major movie roles this year.
@TIFF_NET tweeted a video of the cast, Harry Styles, Emma Corin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett, accepting the TIFFTribute Award for Performance.
The ensemble cast of @MichaelGrandage’s MY POLICEMAN, @Harry_Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett, accept the #TIFFTribute Award for Performance, presented by @PolestarCars. #TIFF22 pic.twitter.com/tUxLFTjKZX
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) September 12, 2022
At the festival’s Tribute Awards on Sunday night, Styles, who sings words more than he speaks, received the ensemble award.
“Thank you so much to everyone here, on behalf of all of us, for this wonderful, wonderful award,” said Styles, who stars in the romantic drama as a closeted police officer. “We all loved working on this film so much. And we hope you enjoy it.”
And with that, Styles left as quickly as he entered the Fairmont Royal York, where the annual gala is held, following his co-star Emma Corin’s long black dress.
However, there were many other A-listers to make the three-hour party lively. Even though the festival is running for a few days, Toronto held its fourth annual tribute awards, honoring stars including Michelle Yeoh, Sam Mendes, Brendan Fraser, and Oscar-winning composer Hildur Gunadóttir of “Joker,” “Women Talking,” and “Tar.”
TIFF Press & Industry tweeted a photo of Harry Styles attending the premier and gave credits to Amy Sussman for capturing the moment.
📸: Getty/Amy Sussman pic.twitter.com/DhFKuPrNPt
— TIFF Press & Industry (@TIFF_Industry) September 11, 2022
Two films starring Styles are making their festival debuts this fall, one of which is “My Policeman.” At the Venice Film Festival, the actor’s part opposite Florence Pugh in Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” received its global premiere.
One of the twitterati, @ethanisblank, tweeted that Harry Styles leads a brilliant ensemble and praised the cast for giving outstanding performances.
#MyPoliceman truly delivered. Harry Styles leads a brilliant ensemble and all 3 of the main cast delivered exceptional performances filled with nuance, passion and poise. Great cinematography and a tight script makes this one to watch as the Oscars race begins. #TIFF
— ethan torrance (@ethanisblank) September 12, 2022
“My Policeman” premieres on Prime Video on November 4 and in cinemas on October 21. Check out the trailer below.