DGA Winners 2011

It looks like “The King’s Speech” is already sweeping away this year’s movie awards, as the filmmaker Tom Hooper received the highest honor at the Directors Guild of America awards, which took place on Saturday, January 29.

The director received the outstanding directorial achievement award, which was given to him by other filmmakers, for the way he put together the story of King George VI, who was known for his terrible stutter.

Many people believe that the Directors Guild of America awards are excellent indicators for who will win big at the Oscars.

Since 1948, only six people who have taken home the top award at the DGA awards have not also won the Best Director prize at the Academy Awards.

When he accepted the top award, Hooper credited his mother for the honor, saying, “She came home and she rang me up and she said, ‘I think I found your next movie.’ The moral of the story is, listen to your mother.”

The director went up against fierce competition, including Darren Aronofsky, who directed ‘The Black Swan’, Christopher Nolan, for ‘Inception’, and David Fincher, who worked on ‘The Social Network’.

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)

DRAMA SERIES

Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

COMEDY SERIES

Michael Spiller, Modern Family (ABC)

DOCUMENTARY

Charles Ferguson, Inside job (Representational Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics)

MUSICAL VARIETY

Glenn Weiss, 64th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

DAYTIME SERIALS

Larry Carpenter, One Life to Live, “Episode #10,687″

REALITY PROGRAMS

Eytan Keller, The Next Iron Chef, “Episode #301″ (Food Network)

COMMERCIALS

Stacy Wall (Imperial Woodpecker)

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Eric Bross, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (Nickelodeon)

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