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'The King's Speech' honored by directors

Jan. 30, 2011 at 8:51 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- "The King's Speech" earned Tom Hooper his first Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Award during the annual ceremony in Los Angeles.

More than 1,600 guests attended the 63rd annual event presided over by actor-director Carl Reiner at the Grand Ballroom Saturday.

The award for movies/mini-series for television went to director Mick Jackson, for HBO's "Temple Grandin." Charles Ferguson won his first DGA in the documentary category for "Inside Job" and Martin Scorsese won in the dramatic TV series category for the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire."

The DGA award for TV comedy series went to Michael Spiller for "Modern Family" and in the musical/variety category, Glen Weiss won a DGA for the "64th Annual Tony Awards" on CBS.

The Food Network's "The Next Iron Chef, Episode #301" won Eytan Keller his first DGA award in the reality programs category while Larry Carpenter was honored for his work on the ABC daytime series, "One Life to Live."

In the children's programs category, Eric Bross won his first DGA prize for Nickelodeon's "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf."

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