Hooper Wins DGA Award for 'King's Speech'
JAN 30, 2011 - The Directors Guild of America gave Tom Hooper (right) the top film honour for his British monarchy tale,The King's Speech.
Hooper won last night over David Fincher (The Social Network), who has been considered the favourite for Hollywood's main directing prizes, including the Academy Award on Feb. 27.
The DGA win for Hooper sets up a showdown between him at Fincher at the Oscars, where The King's Speech leads with 12 nominations.
The Directors Guild award is one of the most accurate forecasts for the Oscars. Only six times in the 62-year history of the guild awards has the winner failed to take home the directing Oscar.