What a year for Natalie Portman! Last night she won the 2011 Critics Choice Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of a mentally unstable ballerina in the acclaimed Black Swan. We're expecting a repeat stage walk at this Sunday's Golden Globes (let's hope she worked on two acceptance speeches). She's also expecting a baby with her hottie finance and Black Swan co-star Benjamin Millepied.
Portman, wearing a halter style white and black accented gown, looked as equally striking though drastically different from the super skinny dancer that wowed us all in the film.
She's gained all the weight back (thank goodness), and then some thanks to the pregnancy, most noticeably in her face, arms and chest. And she was quick to point that obvious fact out to Swan director Darren Aronofsky in her acceptance speech.
"You made me very skinny, and now you're indirectly responsible for getting me fat," she continued, gesturing to her baby bump. "You introduced me to my love, Benjamin Millepied, who also choreographed the film and I am so incredible grateful for that most special of gifts."
Good one, Natalie. But if you think think that is fat just wait ...
No word on where Millepied was during the ceremony -- there are no shots of them together. He was probably off choreographing some ballet or polishing his tattoo. So who did Portman attend the ceremonies with last night?
Avner and Shelley Herslaq were on hand to watch Portman ascend the stage and collect her crystal chalice from actor Kevin Spacey, and the family posed together for several pictures afterward.
Other big winners of the night:
The Social Network won Best Picture
Colin Firth won Best Actor for The King's Speech.
Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter.
Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actress for The Fighter.
Do you think Portman looks fat?
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