Today’s roundup of Oscar news ‘n’ notes from around the web …
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” wins the “people’s choice” award at Toronto, that festival’s top prize. As opposed to winning that other People’s Choice Award, this one might remotely have some bearing on the Oscars. “Precious” is now the first film to win the top audience awards at both Sundance and Toronto … although, just to confuse things, it won at Sundance under the title “Push.” (IndieWire)
Vartiety decides that Toronto was good for awards buzz, and has been since “American Beauty” in 1999.
With little more than a week to go before the October 1 deadline, more countries are announcing their picks for the foreign-language category.