Tom Hooper was crowned the Best Director of the Year by the Directors Guild of America for his work on "The King's Speech." With his DGA win, Hooper is now considered the Oscar frontrunner for the best director category, beating awards circuit darling David Fincher ("The Social Network").
Hooper beat out Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), Fincher, Christopher Nolan ("Inception"), and David O. Russell ("The Fighter").
Here's the complete list of winners of the 63rd annual DGA Awards:
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech (The Weinstein Co.)
MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin (HBO)
Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Michael Spiller, Modern Family (ABC)
Charles Ferguson, Inside job (Representational Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics)
Glenn Weiss, 64th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Larry Carpenter, One Life to Live, "Episode #10,687"
Eytan Keller, The Next Iron Chef, "Episode #301" (Food Network)
Stacy Wall (Imperial Woodpecker)
"Rise," Nike; "Really?," Microsoft; "Slim Chin & D Rose," Adidas; "Handshake," Nike
Eric Bross, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (Nickelodeon)
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