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'Green Book' wins People's Choice Award in Toronto

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Karen Butler
Actor Viggo Mortensen's movie Green Book was honored with an award at the Toronto International Film Festival. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Actor Viggo Mortensen's movie "Green Book" was honored with an award at the Toronto International Film Festival. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Peter Farrelly's 1960s-set dramedy Green Book -- starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali -- earned the Grolsch People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday.

The first runner-up was Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk and the second runner-up was Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, the festival's website said.

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The Grolsch People's Choice Midnight Madness Award went to Vasan Bala's The Man Who Feels No Pain (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.) First runner-up in that contest was David Gordon Green's Halloween and second runner-up was Sam Levinson's Assassination Nation.

E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin won the Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award for Free Solo. First runner-up was Tom Donahue's This Changes Everything and second runner-up was John Chester's The Biggest Little Farm.

Wi Ding Ho's Cities of Last Things won the Toronto Platform Prize and Carmel Winters' Float Like a Butterfly won the Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics -- Discovery Program.

Guy Nattiv's Skin earned the Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics -- Special Presentations and Ash Mayfair's The Third Wife scored the NETPAC Award.

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