The Directors Guild of America has announced its list of the five best directors in the past year. The nominees are:
Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan
David Fincher for The Social Network
Tom Hooper for The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan for Inception
David O. Russell for The Fighter
The brothers Joel and Ethan Coen are widely believed to be in a tight race with David O. Russell to land the fifth slot for best director in the Academy Awards.