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TIFF 2015 award winners

TIFF 2015 award winners were announced today at the Bell Lightbox as considerable anticipation was swirling around the reveal of the first Platform Jury Prize and especially TIFF's top prize, the Grolsch People's Choice Award. While there were several buzzed about candidates - Spotlight, Room, The Martian, The Danish Girl - there was never a clear front-runner. Until Room emerged victorious.

Here is the full list of TIFF 2015 award winners.

People's Choice Award: Room

People's Choice Award Runner-Ups: Angry Indian Goddesses, Spotlight

People's Choice Documentary Award: Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

People's Choice Midnight Madness Award: Hardcore

Toronto Platform Prize: HURT

NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere: The Whispering Star

The FIPRESCI Prize for Special Presentations: Desierto

The FIPRESCI Prize for Discovery: Eva Novå

Best Canadian Feature Film: Closet Monster

Best Canadian First Feature Film: Sleeping Giant

Best Canadian Short Film: Overpass

Best International Short Film: Maman(s)

Dropbox Discovery Programme Filmmakers Award: Black

As is custom, there will be a free screening of The Grolsch People's Choice Award Winner - Room - at Roy Thomson Hall at 8 PM tonight. Tickets are first-come, first-served.

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