Emma Stone

"La La Land" wins top prize at Toronto film festival

The top award at the Toronto International Film Festival went Sunday to Damien Chazelle's "La La Land," a modern-day musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling that's been the sensation of the fall film festival circuit.

The film received the festival's People's Choice Award, which is determined by audience voting. "La La Land" is expected to be a top contender for the Best Picture Oscar.

Toronto's audience award has previously been a harbinger of awards season success. Past winners include "12 Years a Slave" and "The King's Speech."

The film, scheduled for December release, stars Stone as an aspiring actress in Los Angeles...