Natalie Portman Skipping Oscars Due to Pregnancy

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Jackie leading lady Natalie Portman will not attend the Oscars ceremony on Sunday or the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, citing her pregnancy, which is in its final weeks. “I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most beautiful of weekends,” she said in a statement. Portman is nominated for Best Actress at both award ceremonies for her work in the biographical drama Jackie, where she intimately portrayed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during her final days in the White House following the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy. (We loved it.) This will be the second child for Portman and her French choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied. Their first son, Aleph, is 5 years old.

Natalie Portman Skipping Oscars Due to Pregnancy