“The Imitation Game” has won the Grolsch People's Choice Award at the
Morten Tyldum’s WWII-era drama stars
The company receives a significant boost from Sunday's news. Toronto's top audience award (the festival does not hand out any jury prizes), is a fairly reliable indicator of a movie's awards prospects.
Five of the past six people's choice winners at the Toronto festival landed a best-picture Oscar nomination (only Nadine Labaki's
Still, some pundits have felt that the race this year has lacked a juggernaut. And momentum out of Toronto doesn't always carry over all the way to the big dance --
TIFF organizers on Sunday also announced a number of other awards. The people's choice prize in the documentary category went to Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka's "Beats of the Antonov," about the war-torn residents of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in the director's home country.
Meanwhile, the people's choice award in the genre-driven Midnight Madness section went to New Zealand comedy maestros Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement for their vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows." The film will be distributed in the U.S. by upstart company Orchard.
Audiences handed the award for best Canadian film to Maxime Giroux's "Felix and Meira." The multilingual movie, about the relationship between a Hasidic woman and secular man, will be released by Oscilloscope next year.
The group of international critics known as FIPRESCI also handed prizes to Abd Al Malik for “May Allah Bless France!” and
TIFF, an 11-day gathering that is among the film world's most crucial confabs, winds up Sunday. A number of performances asserted their award candidacies during the fest. In addition to Cumberbatch, they include
The momentum on the actress side is suddenly with