Silver Linings Playbook wins top prize at Toronto Film Festival

The movie, starring Bradley Cooper as a man recovering from a breakdown, picked up the Blackberry People’s Choice Award, following in the footsteps of Slumdog Millionaire and The King’s Speech, which both went on to win a slew of Academy Awards, including Best Film.

The movie co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver.

Ben Affleck’s latest directorial outing, Argo, was named runner-up.

Other winners at the festival included Seven Psychopaths, starring Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson, which picked up the Midnight Madness Award, and rock film Artifact, which was named best documentary.