‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Wins People’s Choice Award at TIFF 2012

The rest is history. Wrapping up the 37th Toronto Film Festival today is the announcement of the festival’s awards, most notably the People’s Choice Award. It’s notable because (as TIFF reminded us with tags in front of every film) in past years Slumdog Millionaire and The King’s Speech were winners of the “Audience Award”, later going on to also win Best Picture as well as the hearts of the entire world. But of course, just because it won here doesn’t mean much, besides that it’s a damn good movie that most audiences love. This year’s big winner is Silver Linings Playbook, the “sleeper hit” of TIFF which took everyone by surprise. TIFF 2012 announced its award recipients on Sunday, September 16th, at a reception at the Intercontinental Hotel Toronto. The awards included prizes from FIPRESCI (the Prize of the International Critics) as well as NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian …

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