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DGA Nominees Announced, Coen Brothers Snubbed

When it comes to awards season, box-office phenom True Grit is thought to have been a gainer over the past few weeks, but was that simply a new narrative pushed by a media that's grown weary of The Social Network's dominance? After all, the Directors Guild of America — which gave its DGA Award to Ethan and Joel Coen just three years ago for No Country for Old Men — didn't even include the Coen brothers among the DGA nominees announced this morning. Instead, The Fighter's David O. Russell will be competing against front-runner David Fincher (The Social Network) and his brothers in whiz-bang technique, Christopher Nolan (Inception) and Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), as well as The King's Speech helmer Tom Hooper.

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