Directors react to DGA nominations

Nolan, Aronofsky humbled by noms

Reactions to the Directors Guild of America feature film nominations on Monday —

“When Taylor Hackford called me this morning I have to admit I started to cry . I am so humbled because it is such a talented field this year, I had prepared myself to not be part of it. To be recognized by my peers, moves me beyond words with gratitude and humility. Like boxing, our business doesn’t always give second chances. I’m eternally grateful to Mark Wahlberg for bringing me into this very special project about truly inspiring people like Micky Ward, Dick Eklund, and the families of Lowell; as I am grateful to producers David Hoberman, Ryan Kavanaugh, Todd Lieberman, the phenomenal cast, Paramount, Relativity, and the members of the DGA.” — David O. Russell, director of “The Fighter.”

“I’m thrilled that the DGA membership has chosen to nominate me and my DGA team (Jan Foster, Nilo Otero, Brandon Lambdin, Greg Pawlik, Lauren Pasternack) for our work on ‘Inception.’ The recognition of our peers is extremely gratifying – this is an incredible honor.” — Christopher Nolan, director of “Inception.”

“I’d like to thank my brothers and sisters in the guild for recognizing myself and my team. I was blessed with an extremely hard working group of guild members led by the legend Joe Reidy. They were smart, inventive, courageous, and empathetic. Without them Black Swan would have been a very different film.” — Darren Aronofsky, director of “Black Swan.”

“I am very grateful to the Directors Guild of Americas for recognizing ‘The Social Network’ and extremely proud of my collaborators for their hard work and talent. I’m honored to be included in a group of filmmakers I so admire.” — David Fincher, director of “The Social Network.”

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