The films forming the nucleus of the early awards season narrative are coming to the fore thanks to the 41st Toronto International Film Festival: "La La Land," "Arrival," "Moonlight," "Jackie" and others are making their cases, with the final verdict coming with the Academy Awards next February. Here are early looks, exclusive interviews, videos and photo shoots from our film team.

Natalie Portman on playing Jackie Kennedy: 'It was nice to approach her as a person rather than as an icon'

Natalie Portman's initial knowledge of Jackie Kennedy was, as she says, a "superficial understanding of her as a fashion plate." Through playing her in "Jackie," Portman seemingly gained a deeper understanding of the former first lady.

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