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TIFF 2014: People's Choice Award Goes To 'The Imitation Game'

09/14/2014 02:46 EDT | Updated 09/14/2014 04:59 EDT
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TORONTO - "The Imitation Game" has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The biopic stars Benedict Cumberbatch as British codebreaker Alan Turing.

The audience award for best documentary went to "Beats of the Antonov," while Maxime Giroux's "Felix and Meira" won the Canada Goose Best Canadian Film Feature Award.

The Grolsch People's Choice Award is often a predictor of Academy Award success.

Three of the past six winners of the TIFF audience award have gone on to win best picture at the Oscars, including "12 Years a Slave," "The King's Speech and "Slumdog Millionaire."

Some of the best-reviewed films included "Wild" from Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallee, Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and British director Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner."

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