'La La Land' musical takes top prize at Toronto film festival

September 18, 2016 5:54 PM

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TORONTO "La La Land," a musical tale of star-crossed lovers chasing their dreams in Hollywood, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

The People's Choice Award, chosen by the votes of audience members, has in the past gone to several films that went on to win the Oscar for best picture, such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "The King's Speech" and "12 Years a Slave."

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