Tyler Perry's Precious Wins Top Award at Toronto Film Fest

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Precious : Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire won the Toronto Film Festival's top honor this past Saturday, their People's Choice Award, which is voted on by filmgoers.

The film is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, for whom this has become a personal project. Perry has even gone so far as to discuss his own childhood experience with his father's abuse in interviews, pointing to it as one of the reasons that Sapphire's story resonates so deeply with him.