Why Wasn’t Natalie Portman at the 2017 Oscars?
Natalie Portman did not walk the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards this evening. Why? Because she's pregnant — too pregnant.
“Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards. I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most beautiful of weekends," she explained in a statement to Variety.
Portman is nominated for Best Actress for playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. This is his third Academy Award nomination. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 2004 for Closer and won Best Actress for her role in Black Swan in 2010.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony takes place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 26, broadcast live on ABC beginning at 8:30 PM EST. The 2017 Academy Award nominees were announced on January 24.
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