Family drama Belfast wins Oscar bellwether People's Choice prize at Toronto International Film Festival

British star Kenneth Branagh's "deeply personal" directorial effort, Belfast, has picked up awards season momentum after winning the People's Choice prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The family drama inspired by his own childhood in Belfast, Ireland, won the honour during Saturday's TIFF Tribute Awards broadcast on CTV, which ended 10 days of pandemic-tailored in-person screenings and digital at-home viewing.

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