TIFF ’09: Cadillac People’s Choice Awards

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It’s no secret that the winner of the People’s choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a guaranteed shoe in for best picture at the Oscars. Last years winner Slumdog Millionaire is proof of this and with no surprise the People Choice Award went to the film with the most buzz. Here is a list of all the winners.

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Cadillac People’s Choice Award:
Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire by Lee Daniels

Runners up: Mao’s Last Dancer by Bruce Beresford, Micmacs by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Documentary:
The Topp Twins by Leanne Pooley
Runner up: Capitalism: A Love Story by Michael Moore

Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Midnight Madness:
The Loved Ones by Sean Byrne
Runner up: Daybreakers by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig

City of Toronto and Astral Media’s The Movie Network Award For Best Canadian Feature Film:
Cairo Time by Ruba Nadda

SKYY Vodka Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film:
The Wild Hunt by Alexandre Franchi

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section:
Hadewijch by Bruno Dumont

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section:
Men on the Bridge by Asli Özge

Award For Best Canadian Short Film:
Danse Macabre by Pedro Pires
Honorable mention: The Armoire by Jamie Travis

Special Jury Citation from the Best Canadian Feature jury:
La Donation by Bernard Émond

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