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Coen Bros. on Oscar Nominations: 'Ten Seems Like an Awful Lot'

The Coen Brothers
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"We don't want to take anyone else's," they say in a joint statement.

The Coen Brothers's western True Grit has been nominated for 10 Oscars.

“Ten seems like an awful lot,” they said in a joint statement after Tuesday’s announcement.   The two seemed to have nabbed Christopher Nolan’s slot in the Best Director category.    All the other 2011 DGA nominees -- Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David Fincher (The Social Network), David O. Russell (The Fighter) and Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) -- were nominated for an Academy Award, but Nolan was conspicuously absent.   Though they didn’t address Nolan’s noticeable snub, the Coen Bros said of their nominations: "We don't want to take anyone else's."