Up in the Air (movie)

Toronto Film Festival: 'Imitation Game' wins people's choice award

“The Imitation Game” has won the Grolsch People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, cementing its status as an Oscar-season front runner.

Morten Tyldum’s WWII-era drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch as eccentric scientist Alan Turing, who helped defeat the Nazis by devising a new code-breaking machine. Weinstein Co. will release the film on Nov. 21, and is expected to campaign heavily for award nominations for Cumberbatch, Tyldum and co-star Keira Knightley as well as the film as a whole.

The company receives a significant boost from Sunday's news. Toronto's top audience award (the festival does not hand out any jury prizes), is a fairly reliable...