The Benedict Cumberbatch starring "The Imitation Game" has taken the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The World-War 2 drama sees Cumberbatch as scientist Alan Turing, who created the first computer, which helped to defeat the Nazis by cracking their code. The film is already getting Oscar buzz, and this award will help to add fuel to the Weinsteins’ award season campaign. Five out of the past six TIFF People’s Choice winners have gone on to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards.
Other winners at TIFF include Hajooj Kuka’s "Beats of the Antonov", which won the people’s choice prize in the documentary category. The doc follows the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains region in war-torn Sudan.
The people’s choice award in the Midnight Madness section went to "What We Do in the Shadows", a New Zealand vampire mockumentary comedy, starring Jemaine Clement from "Flight Of The Conchords".
The prize for Best Canadian Film went to "Felix and Meira" by Maxime Giroux, about a relationship between a secular man and Hasidic woman, due to be released by Oscilloscope next year.
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