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'Green Book' wins audience award at Toronto Film Festival

Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie "Green Book" won the Toronto International Film Festival's audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious path to the Oscars.

Toronto's People's Choice Award is one of the most closely watched of the fall festival circuit because it often corresponds with awards-season success. In the past decade, every Toronto People's Choice winner has scored a best-picture nomination at the Academy Awards.

Few pundits pegged "Green Book" as an awards favorite ahead of its world premiere in Toronto. It is, after all, directed by one-half of the sibling duo best known for broad comedies like "There's...

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