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BAFTA Awards: David Fincher wins best director for 'The Social Network'

February 13, 2011 |  1:08 pm

David-fincher-social-network It was all going "The King's Speech's" way Sunday evening at the BAFTA Awards at the Royal Opera House,  and then David Fincher -- not "The King's Speech's" Tom Hooper -- was named best director for "The Social Network."

The drama about how Facebook was founded by Harvard students had been the early favorite in the awards season picking up award after award, but it had been overshadowed of late by "The King's Speech," which won the Producers Guild and Directors Guild of America Awards.

But Fincher usurped Hooper's throne by winning the Orange British Academy Film Award. "The Social Network" also won awards Sunday for Aaron Sorkin's adapted screenplay and for editing.

-- Susan King

Photo: David Fincher. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

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