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Director David Fincher was nominated for an Academy Award for best director for "The Social Network," Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
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Director David Fincher was nominated for an Academy Award for best director for "The Social Network," Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

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