Tom Hooper won Best Director at last nights Directors Guild Award honors for The King's Speech. He beat out David Fincher who was heavily favored after winning the Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award for The Social Network.
This win moves Hooper even closer to Oscar gold because the winner of the DGA has won the Oscar in all but 6 years of the history of the ceremony. This is because many voters for the Guild are area also the same voters for the Academy Awards.
Martin Scorsese won for Drama Series, Television as director of the pilot episode of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. This marks Scorsese's second win, he won in 2006 for The Departed.
Last night's ceremony marked 75 years of the Director’s Guild of America. Ceremonies were hosted by Carl Reiner.
Here are the full list of winners:
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)
Eric Bross, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (Nickelodeon)