Golden Globes 2011: Nominees react

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Darren Aronofsky received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director - Motion Picture for "Black Swan", which depicts a shy ballerina (Natalie Portman) fighting to keep her starring role and her dark side in check while being challenged by a rival dancer (Mila Kunis) and manipulative dance master (Vincent Cassel). The movie earned a total of four nods.

Aronofsky said in a statement: "The prestige of the nominations draws attention to independent films like 'Black Swan' and I think helps get these small films made. I am also so thrilled for my actors Natalie and Mila who gave me their spirits to film and risked losing toe nails every day."

(Pictured: Natalie Portman in a scene from 'Black Swan'.) (Fox Searchlight Pictures)