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‘The Imitation Game’ Wins the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival

'The Imitation Game' Wins the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival

The Imitation Game” was the big winner on the last day of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, netting the People’s Choice Award, the event’s top honor. Last year’s winner, “12 Years a Slave,” went on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

“The Imitation Game,” directed by Morten Tyldum (“Headhunters”), stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the mathematician and computer pioneer who broke the Enigma code during WWII. Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode co-star in the drama. The Weinstein Company release opens in select theaters November 21.

READ MORE: The 2014 Indiewire TIFF Bible: All the Reviews, Interviews and News Posted During Run of Festival

Complete list of winners:

People’s Choice Award:
 “The Imitation Game,” Directed by Morten Tyldum
First Runner Up: “Learning to Drive,” Directed by Isable Coixet
Second Runner Up: “St. Vincent,” Directed by Theodore Melfi

People’s Choice Award For Documentary:
 “Beats of the Antonov,” Directed by Hajooj Kuka
First Runner Up: “Do I Sound Gay?,” Directed by David Thorpe
Second Runner Up: “Seymour: An Introduction,” Directed by Ethan Hawke

People’s Choice Award For Midnight Madness: “What We Do in the Shadows,” Directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement
First Runner Up: “Tusk,” Directed by Kevin Smith
Second Runner Up: “Big Game,” Directed by Jalmari Helander

Best Canadian Feature Film:
 “Felix and Meira,” Directed by Maxime Giroux

Best Canadian First Feature Film: “Bang Bang Baby,” Directed by Jeffrey St. Jules

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section:
 “Time Out of Mind,” Directed by Oren Moverman

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section:
 “May Allah Bless France!,” Directed by Abd Al Malik

NETPAC Award For Best Asian Film:
 “Margarita, With a Straw,” Directed by Shonali Bose

Best International Short Film: “A Single Body,” Directed by Sotiris Dounoukos

Best Canadian Short Film: “The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer,” Directed by Randall Okita

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