The King's Speech wins People's Choice Award at 2010 Toronto Film Festival

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The King's Speech, a historical drama film starring Colin Firth, won the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award. The film was directed by Tom Hooper, and is to be released officially on November 26, according to the Internet Movie Database.

"I am so proud that people responded to this film in a positive way," said Hooper, who was not in Toronto at the time of the ceremony. The film "tells the story of the man who became King [of England] George VI," sources say. "So many people were talking about that film during the festival," said Piers Handling, director of the film festival.

Previous winners of the award include La vita è bella (1997), Wo hu cang long (2000) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

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