Sunday, September 19, 2010


"The King's Speech" won the top award at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, giving it more momentum heading into Oscar awards season.
The film, which stars Colin Firth as Britain's reluctant King George VI and Geoffery Rush as his speech therapist, captured the festival's People's Choice award.
American Beauty, Crash and Slumdog Millionaire all have won this award and walked away with Best Picture. In addition to this award The King's Speech has received a lot of other praise from critics.

Critics' awards were also awarded to "Beautiful Boy", directed by Shawn Ku, about a married couple dealing with news that their son was involved in a mass shooting at a college, and Pierre Thoretton's "L'Amour Fou."

The audience award for top documentary went to "Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie," about Canadian environmentalist David Suzuk

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