Tom Hooper, director of the film "The King's Speech, " won the prize for best director Saturday at the 63rd Gala Guild of America Awards, awards from the Directors Guild of America (Directors Guild of America).
He was competing with Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), David Fincher ("The Social Network "), Christopher Nolan ("Inception") and David O. Russell ("The Fighter") for the prestigious award from the DGA.
The gala DGC is an excellent barometer for predicting who will win the Oscar for best director Academy Award. At 56 on 62 occasions, the filmmaker who won the award for best film at the gala of the DGA won the coveted Oscar statuette.
Last year, Kathryn Bigelow won both the DGA award and an Oscar for best director for "The Hurt Locker. "
"The King's Speech" dominated the nominations with 12 citations including Best Film for the 83rd edition of the Academy Awards.