Colman Domingo is set to receive a TIFF Tribute Award as the Hollywood actor brings two of his latest movies to the Toronto Film Festival for glitzy premieres.
Domingo will be feted at the TIFF Tribute Awards gala on Sept. 10 while he is in Toronto for the international premiere of Netflix’s Rustin, where he and director George C. Wolfe bring Bayard Rustin to life. He plays the real-life civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington while being forced into the background because of his sexuality.
Domingo also stars alongside formerly incarcerated actors in Greg Kwedar’s Sing Sing, which is set for a world premiere in Toronto as it portrays a theater troupe finding escape while in prison. The film is based on the real-life arts rehabilitation program founded at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
“Colman Domingo’s performances are a masterclass in the art of storytelling. Domingo’s presence, on stage and on screen, is a gift to audiences, and his work continues to resonate, leaving an indelible impact. He is a true visionary in the world of performance, and we’re excited to honor him this year,” Cameron Bailey, CEO of the Toronto Film Festival, said in a statement on Monday.
Domingo’s other credits include HBO’s Euphoria, the AMC travel show You Are Here and Janicza Bravo’s Zola, as well as his work on stage in The Scottsboro Boys and Broadway’s Passing Strange. He also starred in and executive produced the award-winning short North Star.
Domingo joins previously announced 2023 TIFF Tribute Award honorees Andy Lau, Carolina Markowicz, Lukasz Zal, Shawn Levy, Pedro Almodovar and Spike Lee.