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Darren Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan Nominated for 2011 DGA Awards

January 11, 2011 (4:30 am) GMT
Rounding up the five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film are David Fincher, Tom Hooper and David O. Russell.

Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher and Tom Hooper's Oscars hopes have been given a huge boost - the trio are among the nominees for the top honour at the 2011 Directors Guild of America Awards. Christopher Nolan and David O. Russell make up the five-strong shortlist for the prestigious DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010.

Aronofsky was nominated for his ballet drama "", Fincher for his Facebook-inspired film "", and Nolan for his sci-fi blockbuster "". Hooper's British monarchy drama "" and Russell's "" also earned mentions.

The 63rd annual awards dinner will be held on January 29 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

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