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Will Tom Hooper’s stylish work in ‘The King’s Speech’ cost him the Oscars?

By Tom O’Neil

HollywoodNews.com: The biggest problem facing “The King’s Speech’s” quest to win the Oscar for Best Picture is that pesky race for Best Director. It’s usually linked to the helmer’s contest, of course, but Tom Hooper’s directorial work isn’t flashy in this film. It’s stylish and impressive in an understated, veddy British regal way, yes, but it’s not sexy like David Fincher’s razzle-dazzle in “The Social Network” or Christopher Nolan’s puzzle-piecing and effects wizardry in “Inception.”

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