The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2010 were announced last night during the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Tom Hooper (pictured) won the DGA’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for “The King’s Speech.”
Following the welcome by DGA President Taylor Hackford to an audience of more than 1,600 guests, director/actor Carl Reiner hosted the ceremony.
The winners were:
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)
Presenters included (in alphabetical order): Amy Adams (The Fighter); DGA 75th Anniversary Chair Michael Apted; DGA First Vice President Paris Barclay; 75th Anniversary Co-Chair and 2009 DGA Feature Film Award winner Kathryn Bigelow; Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire); 75th Anniversary Co-Chair James Cameron; Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech); DGA Secretary/Treasurer Gil Cates; 75th Anniversary Co-Chair Francis Ford Coppola; Claire Danes (Temple Grandin); Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception); 75th Anniversary Co-Chair Clint Eastwood; Colin Firth (The King’s Speech); Jenna Fischer (The Office); Andrew Garfield (The Social Network); DGA President Taylor Hackford; Armie Hammer (The Social Network); Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone); Melissa Leo (The Fighter); Jack McGee (The Fighter); Helen Mirren (Red); Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin); Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory); Natalie Portman (Black Swan); 75th Anniversary Co-Chair John Rich; Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy); DGA National Vice President Steven Soderbergh; 75th Anniversary Co-Chair Steven Spielberg; Julia Stiles (Dexter); Sofia Vergara (Modern Family); and Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter).
The DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally served as a near-perfect barometer for the Academy Award for Best Director. Only six times since the DGA Award’s inception in 1948 has the winner not gone on to receive the Academy Award for Best Director.
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I am shocked he beat David Fincher. Since “The King’s Speech” has now swept all of the guild awards I guess it’s the new best picture front-runner. I still think Fincher could win the best director Oscar, but “The King’s Speech” will probably win best picture at this point.