The film, about an abused teenage girl and produced by Perry and Oprah Winfrey, has wowed critics on the festival circuit in recent months, and was awarded the treasured People's Choice accolade at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada in September.
Meanwhile, Oscar winner Hilary Swank claimed Best Actress for her portrayal of iconic aviator Amelia Earhart in the new biopic Amelia, and Robert De Niro scored the Best Actor prize for upcoming comedy/drama Everybody's Fine.
Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz was named Best Supporting Actor, Julianne Moore took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in A Single Man, and Kathryn Bigelow earned the Best Director accolade for hard-hitting war drama The Hurt Locker, which has emerged as an Oscar favorite.
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