Tom Hooper crowned best director at the Oscars

February 28th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Tom Hooper has grabbed best director at the Academy Awards for ‘The King’s Speech.’

Hooper was one of 12 Academy Award nominations for ‘The King’s Speech,’ and was up against major Hollywood heavyweights - the Coen brothers, David Fincher, David O Russell and Darren Aronofsky, reports the Guardian.

The 38-year-old worked his way through the ranks of British TV programme-making before establishing himself with the two-part ‘Love in a Cold Climate’ in 2001.

He went on to direct Prime Suspect 6, Elizabeth I and the award-winning Longford, starring Jim Broadbent.

Before ‘The King’s Speech’, his best known feature film was ‘The Damned United,’ the story of Brian Clough’s ill-fated reign as Leeds United manager. (ANI)

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