The Directors Guild of America has selected Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan,” David Fincher for “The Social Network,” Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech,” Christopher Nolan for “Inception” and David O. Russell for “The Fighter” as the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010.
Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford announced the five nominees today.
“2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the DGA, making the celebration of this year’s five nominees especially meaningful,” said Hackford. “Their inspired films radiate the passion and unique vision of each of these filmmakers, who are about to become part of our Guild’s rich history. My sincerest congratulations to all five nominees.”
The winner will be named at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Jan. 29, 2011, at the Grand Ballroom of Hollywood and Highland.
The biggest surprise is that Joel and Ethan Coen were not nominated for “True Grit.”
Here are the nominees (click on the title of each movie to read our review):
Darren Aronofsky: “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Unit Production Manager: Jennifer Roth
First Assistant Director: Joseph Reidy
Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
Second Second Assistant Director: Travis Rehwaldt
Location Manager: Ronnie Kupferwasser
David Fincher: “The Social Network” (Columbia Pictures)
Unit Production Manager: JoAnn Perritano
First Assistant Director: Bob Wagner
Second Assistant Director: Allen Kupetsky
Second Second Assistant Director: Maileen Williams
Tom Hooper: “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Co.)
Production Manager: Erica Bensly
First Assistant Director: Martin Harrison
Second Assistant Director: Chris Stoaling
Christopher Nolan: “Inception” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Unit Production Manager: Jan Foster
First Assistant Director: Nilo Otero
Second Assistant Director: Brandon Lambdin
Second Second Assistant Director: Greg Pawlik
Additional Second Assistant Director: Lauren Pasternack
David O. Russell: “The Fighter” (Paramount Pictures and The Weinstein Co.)
Unit Production Manager: Mark Kamine
First Assistant Director: Michele Ziegler
Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan
Second Second Assistant Director: Timothy Blockburger
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