Natalie’s got another man in her life other than fiance and baby-daddy Benjamin Millepied–and his name is Oscar. She nabbed Best Actress at Sunday night’s 83rd Academy Awards for her role in the disturbing ballet-themed thriller Black Swan. She beat out some impressive company including Annette Bening (The Kids are Alright), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), and newcomer Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone). Nat went into the night as the frontrunner for her rivoting, sexually-charged portrayal of Nina Sayers, a ballet dancer whose drive for perfection as the lead in her company’s production of Swan Lake pushes her to the edge of madness. In the film, Nina displays a number of psychotic symptoms, including strong delusions and elaborate visual hallucinations. And she begins to feel paranoid that Lily (Mila Kunis), her understudy, is determined to take the lead away from her. Natalie’s performance had already earned her Best Actress prizes at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Britain’s BAFTAs. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the starlet and Harvard grad trained for six months before filming and boy did it pay off.
What’s next for this darling of the big screen other than becoming a mama? Your Highness, a fantasy comedy opposite James Franco and Zooey Deschanel due out this April and the Marvel superhero film, Thor, with Chris Hemsworth set to be released in May. She’s fresh and fabulous in these classic, aviator-style Giorgio Armani shades. –rpuccia
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