In a minor upset, David. O. Russell edged out the Coen brothers and captured a Director’s Guild nomination for “The Fighter.” This should not come as a huge surprise, as “The Fighter” has been ranking consistently higher on Best Picture lists than “True Grit.” Oscar Frenzy correctly predicted four of the five nominees. The five nominated directors of the Director’s Guild are:

Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David Fincher, The Social Network
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan