Black Swan's leading lady, Natalie Portman, swept award season with an Oscar, Golden Globe, and a SAG for her work in the ballet thriller. Natalie's been lying low in NYC since the excitement wrapped up last month, but now the actress is back in the spotlight. She's in the middle of a controversy over how much of the movie she actually danced in after her body double claimed to have performed most of the technical scenes. Her fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, and director Darren Aronofsky have both come to Natalie's defense. and now her costar, Mila Kunis, has spoken up to say Natalie "danced her a*s off." Natalie clearly put in plenty of hard work, but we want to know — do you even care if she performed her own moves?
The 2011 Oscars are just days away, and we're making our annual picks for who is going to take home the little gold men! Will Natalie Portman and Colin Firth have award season sweeps or will there be upsets in the big categories from the likes of Michelle Williams or James Franco? Check out our choices and Buzz's detailed breakdowns of the nominees. Plus, don't forget to fill out an online ballot to win a TV or print your own to play at home this weekend!
During Jonathan Ross' opening speech at the BAFTAs tonight, he explained that during the night a winner would be read out and "whichever member of the cast or crew of The King's Speech that has won" would come up to the stage and collect the award. That was a fair assumption of the night that was to follow as the movie swept the board, with awards for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. The Harry Potter cast, Chris Morris, Tom Hardy and Natalie Portman were also among those honoured with awards tonight — here are all the winners!
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Rachel Stevens donned a tutu and some serious makeup to celebrate her role anchoring Orange Wednesday's red carpet show at the BAFTAs this Sunday. The singer recreated Natalie Portman's look from award season success Black Swan at a photoshoot in London yesterday. Your favourite new mum of 2010 will be spending an evening away from baby Amelie to bring us all the gossip from the ceremony. We'll be joining her in bringing you guys all the red carpet looks and winners live from the show, so make sure you swing by on Sunday evening to vote in BellaUK and FabUK's polls and find out who's won what right here on PopUK!
Natalie Portman Talks Dressing Her Baby Bump and Being "Drawn to the World of Dance" at the Oscars Nominee Luncheon
Natalie Portman looked beautiful wearing a teal, empire waist dress and red satin pumps in the interview room at yesterday's 83rd Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in LA. The expecting and engaged best actress nominee was quick to remind people what awards season is really all about, though, when one reporter asked what she might wear to the Oscars. "It’s certainly all about leaving space for growth, but is always surprising, also, that that’s become the conversation instead of the movies now: what you are wearing."
Talk soon turned to Natalie's critically acclaimed work when an Oscars fan on Facebook asked why she chose her Black Swan role. "I think I was really drawn to the world of dance itself. I always just thought it such a compelling expression through movement not through words," she said. "There's something very internal and true about dance as a mode of expression, and this character finding her artistic voice was something I was really interested by, where men are the directors and women are the stars in a very controlled way. So to find this woman kind of breaking out of that was very interesting to me."
The nominations for the 2011 BAFTA Awards have just been announced this morning by Dominic Cooper and Talulah Riley. The King's Speech leads the pack with 14 nominations, and Black Swan is hot on its heels with 12. Inception is also in the running for best film, and has nine nods, while The Social Network has six. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Feb. 13. For now, check out the full list of nominations after the jump!
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Well I guess now we know why Jim Carrey was so concerned about slimming down for Saturday Night Live. The actor squeezed into a leotard and tutu to show off his best ballet moves for a skit mocking Black Swan this weekend. The movie is rife for parody from the in-your-face symbolism to the sexual overtones; I'm actually kind of surprised that it's taken SNL this long to poke fun at Aronofsky's film. Then again, few could pull off these moves the way Carrey can. Mila Kunis, eat your heart out.
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This month we're being treated to a whole range of awesome films. There are dramas that have created award season buzz as well as comedies, thrillers, and action movies. Click through to see what's coming to a cinema near you in January, and vote to let me know whether you'll see or skip each one!
After looking through PopSugar's photos of Hollywood couples locking lips, we were feeling inspired to show some of our favorite smooches from 2010 as well — the ones from the big screen. Several actors got it on for the cameras this year, from Natalie Portman in Black Swan to Robert Pattinson in Eclipse and Remember Me (that guy gets around!). Check out this list of the memorable tender moments that sent our hearts racing.