Academy Awards 2011: Nominees' reactions

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Tuesday, January 25, 2011

7 of 10: 'Black Swan,' which stars Natalie Portman as a troubled ballerina who explores her dark side, earned five Oscar nods for the 2011 Academy Awards, including Actress in a Leading Role, Directing and Best Picture.

'I'm going to Florida - my mom turned 70 yesterday,' Entertainment Weekly magazine quoted director Darren Aronofsky as saying. 'My son and I are flying down there to surprise her. She doesn't know. Yes, but she was the first phone call, of course.'

This is Aronofsky's first Oscar nomination. He has also directed 'The Wrestler,' released in 2008, and 'Requiem for a Dream,' released in 2000.

(Pictured: Darren Aronofsky appears behind the scenes during the filming of 'Black Swan.') (Fox Searchlight Pictures)