The King’s Speech takes TIFF’s top honour (and becomes Oscar bait)

The King’s Speech takes TIFF’s top honour (and becomes Oscar bait)

TIFF co-director Cameron Bailey prepared to hand out the People's Choice awards (Image: Karon Liu) 

And that’s a wrap.

The official closing ceremony for the 35th Toronto International Film Festival took place at the Intercontinental on Front Street yesterday. The King’s Speech took the Cadillac People’s Choice Award, joining previous winners (read: Oscar bait) Precious, American Beauty and Slumdog Millionaire. The People’s Choice Award for best documentary went to Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, and the People’s Choice Award for the best midnight madness film went to Stake Land, with Fubar II getting the runner-up prize.

Full list of winners here.