Monday, February 7, 2011

And the best dressed bump goes to: Pregnant Natalie Portman swans into Oscars lunch in elegant dress




Chic: Natalie Portman showed off her baby bump at the 83rd Academy Awards Nominations luncheon in Beverly Hills today

Black Swan star Natalie Portman lead the Oscar-nominees today at the traditional award luncheon in their honour.

The pregnant actress arrived at the 83rd Academy Awards Nominations lunch at the Beverly Hills hotel in California looking elegant in a blue mini dress.

She accentuated her baby bump with a satin sash and looked daytime chic for this more casual of award season events.

Glowing: The Black Swan actress has been nominated in the Best Actress category - she has already walked away with the Golden Globe and SAG Award

Portman has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her moving and spirited performance in ballet-themed movie Black Swan.

Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams looked demure and beautiful in a cream dress with a ruffled bodice.

The Fighter actress wore gold heels which added the perfect amount of glamour for the occasion.

Fighting chance: Amy Adams looked demure as she posed by the gold Oscar statue at the annual event while her co-star Melissa Leo opted for a pant suit

Co-star and fellow Best Supporting Actress nominee Melissa Leo stood out in her tailored trouser suit - deciding against a dress for the event.

The white pant suit was paired with a turquoise and black blouse but the ensemble looked more 70s costume than fashion forward.

Youngest nominee and True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld, 14, looked grown up in a little black dress and black patent Mary Jane shoes.

Her side swept wavy ponytail added an air of youthfulness to her look.

True Grit: Youngest nominee Hailee Steinfeld, 14, looked grown up in a little black dress - she has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category

Movie veteran: Best actor nominee Jeff Bridges brought his wife Susan along for support

Warm: Co-stars Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld greeted each other with a hug as they hope to take away the top honours on the big day

Her co-star Jeff Bridges looked dapper in a blue suit and brought his wife Susan Bridges along on the date.

Australian actress Nicole Kidman showed that sleepless nights and diaper changes for baby Faith Margaret were not affecting her at all by looking fresh faced at the event.

Her short-sleeved orange print dress is a departure from her usual style but suited blended well with her auburn hair.

Nicole Kidman took time out from looking after her new baby Faith Margaret to attend the event

Nicole is not new to this event as she won the Academy Award in 2002 for her role as Virginia Woolfe in The Hours.

She was honoured at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the weekend where she told of her tears at being nominated a second time.

The mother-of-four said she had to explain to her two-year-old daughter Sunday Rose that there were tears of joy.

Kidman, who plays a grieving mother for her nominated role in Rabbit Hole, said on hearing of her award nod: 'What an extraordinary journey this film has taken me on!

We want to win: The 83rd Academy Award Nominees pose with the coveted statue at today's annual luncheon

'Rabbit Hole has been a labour of love and I'm so thankful to John Cameron Mitchell, David Lindsay-Abaire and the brilliant cast. This nomination reflects all of the heart and soul that these people have put into it and I can't thank them enough.'

Jennifer Lawrence's breakout role in independent movie Winter's Bone has made her the new darling of Hollywood.

The X-Men: First Class star is set to team up with fellow nominee Jeff Bridges for the movie The Seventh Son.

Shining star: Breakout star Jennifer Lawrence has garnered critical acclaim for her role in independent movie Winter's Bone

Bridges will play Spook, an exorcist who trains people to fight evil, including witches, one of whom will be played by Lawrence.

The Coen brothers' remake of classic western True Grit has 10 nominations, closely followed by Facebook movie The Social Network and Inception with eight each.

The Fighter has seven, 127 Hours has six and psycho-sexual nail-biter Black Swan and Toy Story 3 have five nominations each. Crime thriller Winter's Bone has four.

Men on duty: Javier Bardem has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in Biutiful and Jesse Eisenberg for his portrayal of the Facebook founder in The Social Network

Conservative: Michelle Williams has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in Blue Valentine

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