Fresh off her Golden Globes Best Actress win, Natalie Portman has now been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. As with her Golden Globe win, the nomination stems from her portrayal of ballet dancer Nina Sayers in the film Black Swan. The nominations for Black Swan don't stop there. The film is up for Best Motion Picture and also received nominations for:
- Achievement in Directing - Darren Aronofsky - Achievement in Cinematography - Matthew Libatique - Achievement in Film Editing - Andrew Weisblum
As for Natalie's competition in the best actress category, she'll be competing against:
- Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right - Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole - Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone - Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine
I think you know for whom we'll be rooting. Click here to visit the official site of the 2011 Oscars for the full run-down of nominations. The 2011 Academy Awards will be held on February 27th at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PT on ABC.
UPDATE:Starwars.com provides a breakdown of ILM, Skywalker Sound and other Star Wars alumni 2011 Oscar nominations.