Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Darren Aronofsky has been considered a force in Hollywood since his debut feature ??, which won a Sundance Film Festival award and Independent Spirit award. His follow-up films, Requiem for a Dream and The Wrestler, were both critically acclaimed and earned its stars Oscar nominations. This year, Aronofsky joins their company with his nod for Black Swan, a psychological thriller about a ballerina competing for the lead role in a production of Swan Lake.