September 14, 2014 3:31 pm

TIFF: ‘The Imitation Game’ is People’s Choice

Benedict Cumberbath in a scene from 'The Imitation Game.'

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TORONTO — The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch was announced Sunday as the winner of the People’s Choice Awards at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Morten Tyldum’s drama about Alan Turing, the British scientist who cracked the German Enigma Code during WWII but was prosecuted for being gay, was the audience favourite.

The honour comes with a $15,000 prize.

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Coming in second and third were Learning to Drive and St. Vincent respectively.

The People’s Choice Choice Midnight Madness Award went to What We Do in the Shadows. Runners-up were Tusk and Big Game.

In the documentary category, the audience favourite was Beats of the Antonov. Do I Sound Gay? and Seymour: An Introduction came in second and third respectively.

The other award winners, chosen by juries, are:

Best Canadian Short FilmThe Weatherman and the Shadowboxer (Honourable mention: What Doesn’t Kill You)

Best International Short FilmA Single Body (Honourable mention: Oh Lucy!)

Best Canadian Feature FilmFelix and Meira

Best Canadian First Feature FilmBang Bang Baby

Prize of the International Critics for Special PresentationsTime Out of Mind

Prize of the International Critics for the Discovery ProgrammeMay Allah Bless France!

NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film PremiereMargarita, with a Straw

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