‘The Kings Speech’ Receives Cadillac People’s Choice Award At TIFF
The much talked and liked movie, ‘The Kings Speech’ at the Toronto International Film Festival has received the Cadillac People’s Choice Award. The period drama was bestowed with a standing ovation by the festival audience when it premiered on September 10.
The movie which stars Hollywood icons like Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham-Carter is now attracting Oscar buzz.
After being named as the audience favourite, Producer Emile Sherman was quoted as saying, “We are absolutely thrilled to have been voted the audience favourite at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. It’s exciting to see this relatively unknown story about the unconventional friendship between the King of England and the Australian who helped him find his voice, really resonating with audiences around the world. The production was a real collaboration between the UK and Australia and we look forward to releasing the film in Australia on Boxing Day.”
The King's Speech is an Australian-British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper from a script by David Seidler. In the film, Colin Firth portrays the role of King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as speech therapist Lionel Logue, who helped George overcome a stammer.
The movie will hit the silver screen in Australia on Boxing Day this year.