TORONTO — “Green Book” has won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Peter Farrelly directed the comedy-drama, which stars Mahershala Ali as a classical pianist and Viggo Mortensen as his chauffeur.
The $15,000 People’s Choice prize is sponsored by Grolsch.
The honour is often a predictor of Academy Award success.
Several previous People’s Choice Award winners have gone on to win the best picture Oscar including “12 Years a Slave,” “The King’s Speech” and “Slumdog Millionaire.”
The award was handed out today in a ceremony that marked the end of the 11-day festival.
Last year’s People’s Choice winner was “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
The Canadian Press