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Oscars: Let's all thank Tom Hooper's mom

February 27, 2011 |  8:22 pm

We had a hint that Tom Hooper might win the directing Oscar for "The King's Speech" after the Directors Guild honored him. It came after an early wave of awards seemed to suggest that David Fincher would take it home for "The Social Network."

Hooper was a delight in telling a story of his mum and the play reading she attended years ago called "The King's Speech." He said the lesson was, "listen to your Mom."

And once again, the whole "man-love" thing surfaced. The film's star, Colin Firth, started it in trying to explain the amazing relationship that took shape on the set as the collaboration between he, Hooper and actor Geoffrey Rush (who was nominated in the supporting category) took shape. It's a good trend, guys trying to find ways to talk about their feelings. They like each other, they do, they really, really do. (Sally Field, 1985, "Places in the Heart")


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-- Betsy Sharkey

 Photo: Director Tom Hooper arrives with his mother, author Meredith Hooper. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

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