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Looking at the People’s Choice Award list of past winners one can tell that the Toronto Film Festival is the event where future Academy Award winners are born.

Here is a list of past winners of the People’s Choice Award (since TIFF’s foundation in 1976) who later won one or more Oscars:

The King’s Speech (2010) – Won 4 Oscars

  1. Best Picture
  2. Best Director (Tom Hooper)
  3. Best Actor (Colin Firth)
  4. Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Precious (2009) – Won 2 Oscars

  1. Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mo’Nique)
  2. Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – Won 8 Oscars

  1. Best Picture
  2. Best Director (Danny Boyle)
  3. Best Cinematography
  4. Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
  5. Best Film Editing
  6. Best Music, Original Score
  7. Best Music, Original Song (“Jai Ho”)
  8. Best Sound Mixing

Tsotsi (2005) – Won 1 Oscar

  1. Best Foreign Language Film (South Africa)

Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (2000) – Won 4 Oscars

  1. Best Foreign Language Film (Taiwan)
  2. Best Cinematography
  3. Best Art Direction
  4. Best Music, Original Score

American Beauty (1999) – Won 5 Oscars

  1. Best Picture
  2. Best Director (Sam Mendes)
  3. Best Actor (Kevin Spacey)
  4. Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  5. Best Cinematography

Life is Beautiful (La vita e Bella) (1997) – Won 3 Oscars

  1. Best Foreign Language Film (Italy)
  2. Best Actor (Roberto Benigni)
  3. Best Music, Original Score

Shine (1996) – Won 1 Oscar

  1. Best Actor (Geoffrey Rush)

Antonia’s Line (Antonia) (1995) – Won 1 Oscar

  1. Best Foreign Language Film (The Netherlands)

The Fisher King (1991) – Won 1 Oscar

  1. Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mercedes Ruehl)

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) – Won 1 Oscar

  1. Best Costume Design

La Historia Oficial (The Official story) (1985) – Won 1 Oscar

  1. Best Foreign Language Film (Argentina)

Places in the Heart (1984) – Won 2 Oscars

  1. Best Actress (Sally Field)
  2. Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Chariots of Fire (1981) – Won 4 Oscars

  1. Best Picture
  2. Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  3. Best Music, Original Score
  4. Best Costume Design

Best Boy (1979) – Won 1 Oscar

  1. Best Documentary Feature (Ira Wohl)

See also:

Toronto Film Festival 2012: The Winners

Toronto Film Festival 2012: Prediction for People’s Choice Award

Toronto Film Festival 2012

Toronto Film Festival 2012: The Films

Toronto Film Festival 2012: Awards & Juries

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