Tom Hooper on DGA Win: 'It Was the Greatest Night of My Life'


Although winning the award for outstanding directorial achievement in a feature film at the 63rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards is something British director Tom Hooper will probably never forget, he remembers very little about what happened when the news was announced.

Arriving on the SAG Awards red carpet Sunday, Hooper told The Hollywood Reporter how he felt when he heard his name called on Saturday night.

"My body started shaking. Colin gave me a big hug. That's almost all I remember. But to win the DGA in that room, in front of Spielberg, Coppola -- it was the greatest night of my life."

THR caught up with Hooper again postshow at the SAG Awards, where his film's cast won best ensemble.

Asked his thoughts about the upcoming Oscars, for which his film earned 12 noms, Hooper replied: "Last night was enough of an honor. If that's all I get, I'm fine."

Hooper's win now makes him the favorite to win the Oscar for best director. It also gives The King's Speech another strong push in its ongoing awards season battle against the former front-runner, David Fincher's The Social Network.

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