"Silver Linings Playbook" wins top prize at Toronto
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook." / Weinstein Company
(CBS News) TORONTO - "Silver Linings Playbook," a comedy-drama about a man returning home from a psychiatric ward, won the top audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film, starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, and directed by David O. Russell ("The Fighter"), won the BlackBerry People's Choice Award.
The first runner-up was Ben Affleck's "Argo," about an attempt to help Americans trapped in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution to escape while disguised as a film crew.
Previous winners of the People's Choice Award have included "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech," both of which went on to with the Best Picture Academy Award.
The BlackBerry People's Choice Midnight Madness Award went to "Seven Psychopaths" by Martin McDonagh ("In Bruges"). First runner-up was Barry Levinson's horror flick "The Bay."
Other awards presented:
Best Canadian Short Film: "Keep A Modest Head" by Deco Dawson
Best Canadian Feature Film: "Laurence Anyways" by Xavier Dolan
Best Canadian First Feature Film (Tie): "Antiviral" by Brandon Cronenberg"; and "Blackbird" by Jason Buxton
International Critics (Fipresci) Prize for Special Presentations: "Dans La Maison" (In The House) by Francois Ozon
International Critics (Fipresci) Prize for the Discovery Program: "Call Girl" by Mikael Marcimain
BlackBerry People's Choice Award: "Silver Linings Playbook" by David O. Russell
First runner-up: "Argo" by Ben Affleck
Second runner-up: "Zaytoun" by Eran Riklis
BlackBerry People's Choice Midnight Madness Award: "Seven Psychopaths" by Martin McDonagh
First runner-up: "The Bay" by Barry Levinson
Second runner-up: "John Dies at the End" by Don Coscarelli
BlackBerry People's Choice Documentary Award: "Artifact" by Bartholomew Cubbins
First runner-up: "Storm Surfers 3D" by Christopher Nelius and Justin McMillan
Second runner-up: "Revolution" by Rob Stewart
Netpac Award for the Best World or International Asian Feature Film Premiere: "The Land of Hope" by Sion Sono
Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award: "Detroit Unleaded" by Rola Nashef
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