Nomination reaction: Darren Aronofsky

Director, Motion Picture, Drama - 'Black Swan'

During the lensing of “Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky was struck by how hard great ballerinas work on making their performances look easy.

“The most interesting thing was witnessing up close how much effort it took to make something look so beautiful and effortless,” he said. “There was a moment when I went backstage and it was so interesting to see how the blood and sweat that went to making this beautiful art work. I really came to appreciate what these girls go through on a daily basis to do what they do.”

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