Why Natalie Portman won't be attending the Oscars

Natalie Portman released a statement on Saturday that she will NOT be attending the Oscars tomorrow night due to her pregnancy! This will be the second child for Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied.

But if 2017 isn't Portman's year, she also has experience with Oscar defeat, so I think she'll be fine regardless: the 35-year old star was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 2005 for Closer, but ultimately lost to Cate Blanchett for The Aviator.

'I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most lovely of weekends'. Don't count on the actress bounding up the stairs to collect her Oscar if she does win, though. Natalie did attend the Golden Globes back in January wearing a widely praised bright yellow Prada gown and the SAG Awards at the end of January wearing a loose-fitting white Dior Haute Couture dress. JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination.

Natalie Portman is going to have to just watch the ceremony from her bed.




A three-time Oscar nominee, Portman won in 2011 for her role as a mentally-ill ballerina in Black Swan.

HollywoodLifers, who are you most excited to see on the red carpet? "I don't think that kind of discriminatory speech or behavior is helpful to bringing people together in a positive way".

The actress was also nominated in the "Best Actress" category for "Jackie" at the "Film Independent Awards" and the movie has been getting good reviews from both academy critics and fans.

Like Marion Cotillard, Natalie Portman is about to give birth.

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