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This year's nominees in the Best Director category.

Danny Boyle, 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Stephen Daldry, 'The Reader'

David Fincher, 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

  • Previous Oscars: None; this is his first nomination.
  • Resources: Trailer  |  Review

Ron Howard, 'Frost/Nixon'

  • Previous Oscars: This is his second nomination; he won in 2002 for directing "A Beautiful Mind."
  • Resources: Trailer  |  Review

Gus Van Sant, 'Milk'

  • Previous Oscars: This is his second nomination; he was nominated in 1998 for "Good Will Hunting" but lost to James Cameron ("Titanic").
  • Resources: Watch the Trailer  |  Review
 

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Transcript: The Social Scene

Hank Stuever and Amy Argetsinger shared everything they saw behind the scenes during the Oscars and the after-parties.