In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Collin Firth, left, and Geoffrey Rush are shown in a scene from, "The King's Speech." The film was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, including best picture, best director, best supporting actress, Firth for best actor and Rush for best supporting actor. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham) (AP)

2011 Academy Awards: Best Director nominees

Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Tom Hooper, David Fincher and the Coen Brothers are the contenders

Justin Spees
February 26, 2011 2:26AM (UTC)

Continuing with our 2011 Oscar primer, here is a list of best director nominees and the movies they're nominated for. 


Darren Aronofsky for "Black Swan"



David O. Russell for "The Fighter"



Tom Hooper for "The King's Speech"




David Fincher for "The Social Network"



Joel and Ethan Coen for "True Grit"

Justin Spees

Justin Spees is an editorial fellow at Salon.

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