The King’s Speech made the race for the Oscar a little more interesting last night when the movie’s director Tom Hooper took home the most coveted prize of the night at the 63rd Annual Directors Guild Awards.
Hooper beat out Golden Globe winning director of The Social Network and front runner for the night’s top prize, David Fincher.
It was a special night for Hooper, winning the award on his first ever DGA nomination.
In the past the Director’s Guild Awards have been a good precursor as to whom who win the Academy Award for best director. However, this year has been interesting with David Fincher also taking home the Critic’s Choice award for best director.
Here’s the list of the nights big winner:
- Motion Picture: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
- Documentary: Charles Ferguson, Inside job
- TV Drama Series: Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire
- TV Comedy Series: Michael Spiller, Modern Family
- TV Movie: Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin
- Musical Variety: Glenn Weiss, CBS’ 64th Annual Tony Awards
- Daytime Serials: Larry Carpenter, One Life to Live
- Reality TV: Eytan Keller, The Next Iron Chef
- Children’s Programs: Eric Bross, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
- Commercials: Stacy Wall, “Rise,” Nike; “Really?,” Microsoft; “Slim Chin & D Rose,” Adidas; “Handshake,” Nike