Here are the biggest stars at the Toronto film festival, where Oscar movies are born

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With the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival still going on, most of the biggest movie stars in the world have flown to Canada to be part of the festivities.

From Leonardo DiCaprio promoting his documentary on the environment (“Before the Flood”) to David Oyelowo’s upcoming Disney title (“Queen of Katwe”) and Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s musical that everyone will be talking about (“La La Land”), they are all here.

Check out the biggest stars on the Toronto film festival red carpet, from Matthew McConaughey to Chris Pratt, below.


This year’s festival kicked off with the world premiere of the Western “The Magnificent Seven,” starring Chris Pratt…

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and Denzel Washington as two of the main guns for hire.

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Another star who made the crowds (and critics) go crazy was Amy Adams, who’s in the Oscar-hopeful sci-fi movie “Arrival.”

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She also stars in “Nocturnal Animals,” which is also getting her Oscar notice for a heart-wrenching story directed by…

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fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford.

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A movie opening this Friday also got the red carpet treatment at TIFF, “Snowden,” directed by Oliver Stone.

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It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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And Shailene Woodley as Snowden’s girlfriend, Lindsay Mills.

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One of the most talked-about movies at TIFF this year is “La La Land,” a romantic modern-day musical that could earn Emma Stone an Oscar nomination.

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Ryan Gosling plays opposite her in the movie and has some pretty slick moves on the dance floor and at the piano.

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Some familiar faces from the “Star Wars” saga made it up north too, like Adam Driver.

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He stars in Jim Jarmusch’s new movie “Patterson,” opposite Golshifteh Farahani.

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Oscar Isaac is there with his movie, “The Promise.”

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And a newbie to the “Star Wars” family, “Rogue One” star Felicity Jones, came to TIFF with audience favorite “A Monster Calls.”

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It was a family affair on the red carpet for “Deepwater Horizon” as the movie stars Kate Hudson and her mother Goldie Hawn’s beau Kurt Russell.

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The movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg, looks back on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which caused the worst oil spill in US history.

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Ewan McGregor was there with his feature directorial debut, “American Pastoral,” which is based on the Philip Roth novel. McGregor stars alongside…

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Dakota Fanning.

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Justin Timberlake was there with his concert documentary that’s heading to Netflix, “Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids.”

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Here he is having fun with the doc’s director, Jonathan Demme.

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The music kept coming with another TIFF animated title, “Sing,” from the company behind “The Secret Life of Pets” and starring Matthew McConaughey…

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Scarlett Johansson…

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Reese Witherspoon…

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and Jennifer Hudson, who after the screening did a little singing of her own for the audience…

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Hudson belted out a Beatles tune.

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Leonardo DiCaprio showed up to support his climate-change documentary he produced, “Before the Flood.”

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Michael Shannon showed up to Entertainment Weekly’s TIFF party in this colorful shirt (proving why he’s one of our favorites in the biz today).

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Jennifer Garner hit the carpet for her movie “Wakefield.”

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Jeremy Renner looked dapper for the premiere of “Arrival,” in which he stars opposite Amy Adams.

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David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o pose with their “Queen of Katwe” director Mira Nair.

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Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman buddied up at the premiere of “Lion.”

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So did “American Honey” stars Riley Keough and Sasha Lane.

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Armie Hammer was busy with three movies at the festival, “Nocturnal Animals,” the shoot-’em-up comedy “Free Fire” …

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which also stars Brie Larson …

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and Hammer is also in Nate Parker’s movie “The Birth of a Nation,” which received a standing ovation at TIFF.

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“The Birth of a Nation” also stars Gabrielle Union, who came to TIFF to support the movie.

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Rachel Weisz was there with her movie “Denial.”

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Richard Gere supported his new one, “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.”

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And the Oscar buzz is hot for Natalie Portman, whose portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie” has blown people away.

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Casey Affleck in the drama “Manchester by the Sea” has also gained notice.

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And the TIFF word of mouth looks to be strong for Ruth Negga, who plays one half of an interracial couple who are thrown in prison in 1958 for getting married in the movie “Loving,” based on the real couple. She’s destined for a busy award season.

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