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Directors Guild Award nominees named

January 10, 2011 |  9:35 am

Director David Fincher just added to the numerous critics' awards for his work on "The Social Network," which include wins from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Movie Award.

On Monday, he earned a Directors Guild of America award nomination for the drama about the creation of Facebook.

Vying with Fincher for the DGA Award are Darren Aronofsky for "Black Swan," Tom Hooper for "The King's Speech," Christopher Nolan for "Inception" and David O. Russell for "The Fighter."

The DGA Awards are considered one of the most reliable bellwethers for the best director Oscar. In fact, in the last 62 years, the DGA and the academy have differed in their final selection only six times. Last year's DGA winner, Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker," went on to receive the Academy Award.

This year's winner will be named at the 63rd annual DGA Awards dinner on Jan. 29 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

-- Susan King

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