Oscar predictions 2011: Keep your eye on The King's Speech

2. Best Director

Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”

If you think that directors should get awards for visual pyrotechnics, then Tom Hooper’s principled restraint in “The King’s Speech” will leave you cold. But if bringing out the best in a marvelous cast and screenplay is your thing, you can’t do much better than Hooper.

Nominees: Black Swan, True Grit, The Social Network, The King's Speech, The Fighter.

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