Unwind 44th Toronto International Film Festival: Early contenders light up the Oscar race Updated : September 06, 2019 06:45 PM IST Widely considered as the barometer of Oscar success, the Toronto festival has thrown up hot picks for the golden statuette with astonishing regularity. While the Cannes festival, which is held in May, sets the tempo for the awards season, it gains momentum in Toronto. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.