This afternoon saw the end of the 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival, and as usual the event’s final ceremonies were topped-off with the announcement of the audience choice awards.
This year it was Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Alan Turing in the biopic ‘The Imitation Game’ that won the coveted prize of the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. The film had some wonderful competition to beat,including the second place film from Patricia Clarkson called ‘Learning to Drive,’ and the runner-up film, Bill Murray’s latest ‘St. Vincent’.
Smaller categories included the much talked about Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi film surrounding vampire’s called ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ that film won the midnight madness category.
As for best documentary, that award was given to Hajooj Kuka’s documentary harrowing story on the Sudan called ‘Beats of The Antonov.’