Hooper wins the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for his historical drama The King’s Speech. Hilary Swank and Kathryn Bigelow present the award.
. . . my mum in 2007 was invited . . . in London to a fringe theater play reading of an unproduced, unrehearsed play called “The King’s Speech.” Now she’s never been invited to a play reading in her entire life before. She almost didn’t go because it didn’t sound exactly promising, but thank god she did because she came home, rang me up and said, “Tom, I think I found your next film.” So with this (holding up the Oscar) tonight, I honor you. And the moral of the story is: Listen to your mother.