Toronto Film Fest 2010: Oscar for King's Speech ?

TIFF congratulates The King’s Speech for its stellar awards season run, culminating tonight with the top honour of Best Picture at the 83rd Academy Awards. The film’s achievement streak kicked off at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, winning its very first prize — the Cadillac People’s Choice Award — which is based on popular vote by Festival filmgoers. This audience accolade has emerged as a beacon of awards season success; previous winners include Slumdog Millionaire, Precious and American Beauty.

“Toronto audiences connect with strong films, and have once again proven to be the most informed and enthusiastic filmgoers in the world. They saw, and celebrated, The King’s Speech first,” said Cameron Bailey, Co-Director, Toronto International Film Festival. “We are proud of TIFF’s programming team for discovering the year’s best films.”

A total of 38 Oscar® nominees screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, including all five Foreign Language Film contenders: Incendies, Biutiful, Dogtooth, Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) and winner In a Better World.