Monday, September 16, 2013

'12 Years A Slave' Wins Audience Award at 38 th Toronto International Film Festival 2013

The 38th edition of Toronto International Film Festival came to a close today with  the awards ceremony. The prestigious Audience Award  winning film directed by British filmmaker Steve McQueen," 12 Years A Slave", tells the true story of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free man who gets kidnapped and sold into slavery Starcast include Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard, Sarah Paulson and Brad Pitt,Films that have won the festival's People's Choice honor over the last 15 years include Best Picture winners "American Beauty" (1999), "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008) and "The King's Speech" (2011), and Best Picture nominees "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000), "Precious" (2009) and last year's "Silver Linings Playbook." Over these last four to five years, the big winner usually goes on to achieve some Oscar awards or nominations.
People's Choice Award For Documentary:
"The Square"
People's Choice Award For Midnight Madness:
"Why Don't You Play In Hell?"
Best Canadian Feature Film:
"When Jews Were Funny"
Best Canadian First Feature Film:
"Asphalt Watches"
Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section:
Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section:
"The Amazing Catfish"
NETPAC Award For Best Asian Film:
"Qissa" directed by Anup Singh
Award For Best Canadian Short Film:
The Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award:
"All The Wrong Reasons"

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