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'The King's Speech' Shocks With DGA Win

Jonathan Teigland Jonathan Teigland
1/30/2011 6:05pm EST

'The King's Speech' director Tom Hooper turned a few heads Saturday by winning the Directors Guild of America award, beating out the favorite, David Fincher, who helmed 'The Social Network.'  After pulling off a similar upset with the Producers Guild last week, 'The King's Speech' seems poised to march to the status of front-runner for the Best Picture Oscar.

On the TV side, awards went to Martin Scorsese for directing the pilot episode of 'Boardwalk Empire' and to Michael Spiller, who helmed the 'Halloween' episode of 'Modern Family.'  Mick Jackson also won for his work directing the HBO telefilm 'Temple Grandin,' starring Claire Danes.


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