‘The King’s Speech’ on the road to Oscars

HollywoodNews.com: Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Geoffrey Rush has already made its first step towards the road to Oscars.

The film won the People’s Choice Award at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, which is voted on by festivalgoers who rank each film on a scale of one-to-five at all public screenings. This award just further confirms that Hooper’s got a serious awards contender on his hands and will be a strong player in the upcoming awards race.

Other winners at TIFF include:

Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Documentary: Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
Runner-up: Nostalgia for the Light

Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Midnight Madness: Stake Land
Runner-up: Fubar II

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section: L’Amour Fou

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section: Beautiful Boy

City of Toronto and Astral Media’s The Movie Network Award Award For Best Canadian Feature Film: Incendies

SKYY Vodka Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film: High Cost of Living

Award For Best Canadian Short Film: Les fleurs de l’âge

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