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“The King’s Speech” Tops “Social Network” For Best Director Oscar

As the 83rd Annual Academy Awards telecast moves into its final stage, “The King’s Speech” scored a big victory over “The Social Network.”

“Speech” director Tom Hooper defeated “Network” helmer David Fincher for the Oscar.

Given the universal acclaim and love for “The King’s Speech,” its director’s victory is certainly no shock. But as far as oddsmakers were concerned, Fincher was a slightly-heavier favorite, so this marks the first “upset” in one of the major awards categories.

Written by Brian Cantor

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