Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF Press Release
The Cadillac People’s Choice Award is voted on by Festival audiences. This year’s award goes to Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” (United Kingdom/Australia). The King’s Speech tells the story of King George VI. After his brother abdicates, George ‘Bertie’ VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded nervous stammer and considered unfit to be King, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). The award offers a $15,000 cash prize and custom award, sponsored by Cadillac. Runner-up is Justin Chadwick’s The First Grader (United Kingdom).