16 September 2012 9:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Toronto - The search for the next Oscar frontrunner out of the Toronto International Film Festival has a tailwind from The Hunger Games behind it. Silver Linings Playbook, in which Jennifer Lawrence stars alongside Bradley Cooper, was named the top audience prize winner in Toronto on Sunday, which is often a barometer of future Academy Award nominations. Story:  Toronto 2012: How Tiff Audience Award for 'Silver Linings' Impacts Oscar Race (Analysis) Silver Linings Playbook joins previous Tiff audience award winners like Slumdog Millionaire, American Beauty and The King's Speech that rode a wave out of Toronto to Academy Awards glory. The Oscar shot for

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