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TIFF 2012: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Wins Big

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David O. Russell’s – “Silver Linings Playbook” wins big with the top prize at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, revealed on Sunday, September 16 -the Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper-starring film won the popular BlackBerry People’s Choice Award.

The 37th edition of TIFF was held from Sept. 6 – 16 with “Looper” serving as the opener, and there were 17 galas, 38 world premieres and 45 special presentations being held throughout the celebrated film festival.

Check out the Winners of 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF):

• 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
• 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
• 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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