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Natalie Portman cries a lot

Posted by · 12:43 pm · February 15th, 2011




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  • 1 2-15-2011 at 12:45 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    I liked the Julianne Moore one better.

  • 2 2-15-2011 at 12:49 pm

    Dominik said...

    I wanna give her a hug! :-(

  • 3 2-15-2011 at 1:34 pm

    cinephile said...

    Julianne Moore loves to cry…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4uv0eD5Ufg

  • 4 2-15-2011 at 2:32 pm

    Afrika said...

    I can’t believe she’s going to win a goddamn oscar. Ugh! f*ck life and everyone in it.

  • 5 2-15-2011 at 2:40 pm

    Jim T said...

    Africa – Awards watching is meant to be fun. If we don’t like the Academy’s choices we can be happy that we at least can like what we like. (Said the wise man :p)

  • 6 2-15-2011 at 2:44 pm

    Afrika said...

    Jim T
    I guess so. It’s just frustrating to see those wrinkled men at AMPAS snub seasoned and versatile actresses like Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Glenn Closee etc year after year after year in favor of people like Natalie Portman and Sandra Bullock. It’s annoyingly unfair. They tend to focus more on the “craft” when voting for men but with the women, they lose their sense of sanity. Ugh! I get so worked up just thinking about it. Oh well, I’ll take the wise man’s advice ( for the sake of my own sanity).

  • 7 2-15-2011 at 2:48 pm

    carrie said...

    the Julianne Moore Loves To Cry is better but the best is Nic Cage Lost His shit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP1-oquwoL8&feature=related

    there is also the nice Leo Dicaprio’s Freak Outshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWxr0UMysww&feature=related

  • 8 2-15-2011 at 3:15 pm

    Kassie said...

    Don’t like Natalie Portman as an actress but it’s not the first time someone I didn’t like won the Academy Award. It will, however, turn me off from watching the awards this year but I’m sure they’ll get by without my viewership somehow :)

  • 9 2-15-2011 at 3:25 pm

    bluemoon02 said...

    i don’t think portman is an unworthy choice to win an oscar for black swan. However she isn’t my my personal fave amongst the 5(kidman or williams).Black Swan is indeed her best role ever.

  • 10 2-15-2011 at 3:44 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    Afrika: Your Natalie Portman trolling is getting old fast. Grow up.

  • 11 2-15-2011 at 3:54 pm

    Andrew M said...

    I agree with Kevin, Portman was good. Maybe you didn’t like her and don’t think she should win, but she did a good job in the movie. Defiantly not bad enough where you have to act like this.

  • 12 2-15-2011 at 4:31 pm

    Ky said...

    Afrika hasn`t even seen Black Swan. He`s just a stupid troll.

  • 13 2-15-2011 at 4:33 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    He got banned from the Awards Daily talkbacks for the same behavior. Pathetic, really.

  • 14 2-15-2011 at 4:38 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    I saw a hilarious GIF on Reddit that was basically a slideshow of Natalie Portman’s crying scenes, concluding with Annette Bening as Nic with a deadpan “Really, Academy? Really?” expression.

  • 15 2-15-2011 at 4:48 pm

    Paul Outlaw said...

    Kassie, if she wins, it won’t be until the last fifteen minutes, so you can watch most of the show without being offended. ;-)

  • 16 2-15-2011 at 4:58 pm

    Mike said...

    I’m with you, Afrika. I think we think very similarly in terms of the Best Actress category. I personally usually cheer for the Oscarless or overdue veteran, unless there is someone like Marion Cotillard (i.e. mind blowing performance) in the race. C’mon Bening! Upset, upset!

    Personally, I would much rather see a montage of Natalie Portman’s fake, creepy laugh. That would be enjoyable.

  • 17 2-15-2011 at 5:30 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    ^There is a video of Natalie’s Golden Globe laugh, but I think that was the most genuine thing she’s ever done. There is no way she faked that.

  • 18 2-15-2011 at 5:34 pm

    SJG said...

    I get so sick of hearing about how Natalie Portman is only winning because she’s young and pretty and the Academy is passing up a “more seasoned” actress. I’d like to point out that her first movie came only four years after Julianne Moore’s first movie, and only six years after Bening’s first movie (though both had worked in television and on stage prior to their movie roles), so Natalie Portman is damn near as “seasoned” as they are, despite being significantly younger.

    Not only that, but even though I think Natalie Portman lacks natural talent, it hasn’t prevented her from tackling demanding, high caliber roles that many veterans shy away from. She’s worked with directors as varied as George Lucas and Anthony Minghella and Tim Burton. She’s done romantic comedies, high concept blockbusters, indie projects, serious drama.

    I’m going to vomit the next time I hear someone bitch about how Natalie doesn’t deserve this award because somehow some cosmic, karmic sense of justice in the world shouldn’t allow her to win over “overdue” actresses who are as overrated as they are overdue.

    Here’s a newsflash: Natalie Portman gave what the vast majority of moviegoers, and, yes, presumably Academy members consider to be the best performance of the year. It’s a project that required a lot of personal devotion and investment. It’s her career best work, and she has a much better and more varied career than many who have been working much longer. And her performance is a large, large part of why an R-rate, avant-garde psycho-sexual thriller has managed to draw in more than $100,000,000 dollars in revenue at the box office.

    So… for those who keep bitching, please shut the f*** up. It’s one thing to think someone else should win. It’s another to engage in pointless and sophomoric character assassination.

  • 19 2-15-2011 at 6:48 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    What SJG said. A thousand times what SJG said.

  • 20 2-15-2011 at 7:17 pm

    Jason Travis said...

    What is the name of the movie where Natalie Portman’s head is cut off?

  • 21 2-15-2011 at 7:52 pm

    James Michael said...

    @Jason

    I’m guessing it’s The Other Boleyn Girl. She does play Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded…

  • 22 2-15-2011 at 10:40 pm

    Afrika said...

    SJG
    Portman? seasoned? LMAO!!! delusions of the grandeur. “Seasoned” refers to quality of acting, not longevity. The fact that you placed Moore and Portman in the same sentence had me in stitches. Hilarious blasphemy, if I ever saw one. I’m glad you know Portman lacks natural talent and a word of advice sweetheart, her work with George Lucas is definitely not something to be proud about. The razzies were born with Portman wore those cinnamon buns. Don’t get me started on that acting tragedy.

  • 23 2-15-2011 at 11:13 pm

    Afrika said...

    Natalie Portman deserves that Oscar! You go giiiiirl!

  • 24 2-16-2011 at 1:07 am

    Pauley said...

    I have to admit, I’ve never been a Natalie Portman fan and could never understand why people liked her so much. But I have to say, there is no one in the best actress line up (or otherwise) that deserves the oscar more this year. She was beyond sublime, she reached transcendence. It’s a shame the there is a battle between The Kings Speech and The Social Network as Black Swan was my film of the year (which also holds a very specific honor for me – best opening and closing sequence of all time – something that no other single film has ever achieved).

  • 25 2-16-2011 at 1:42 am

    Avel said...

    I do think Portman’s performance was very good, though it certainly wasn’t the best in that category. I would say she was better than Bening- though my favourite female performance in “Kids..” was Moore’s.
    Also, SJG, if we’re talking about how seasoned an actress is, it really doesn’t matter when a person’s first movie was- acting on the stage or on TV is as challenging as doing a film- very often, more so. I like Portman- she has class and she works very hard. She is versatile, but has made her share of bad choices. But I wouldn’t call her seasoned. I’m positive she’ll win that oscar again someday when she has truly earned it- this time, though, she really hasn’t.

    I have never had much faith in the Academy, so I’m not going to cry buckets like some other people here because Portman is a lock for the Best Actress win; my own personal favourite to win is Williams, but hey, that she got nominated at all was a pleasant surprise, and I can’t expect much more from the Academy.

  • 26 2-16-2011 at 1:43 am

    Kevin K. said...

    Afrika: Jesus Christ, just let it go.

  • 27 2-16-2011 at 2:37 am

    Gioconda said...

    She totally deserves the oscar. That doesn’t make the others less worthy. She really cries a lot in her movies but she has the essential hability to convey her characters emotions.

  • 28 2-16-2011 at 3:19 am

    /3rtfu11 said...

    All this Portman bashing is Hilary Swank’s fault.

  • 29 2-16-2011 at 5:33 am

    Rashad said...

    Bening deserves noting. I can’t believe she was even nominated.

  • 30 2-16-2011 at 5:33 am

    Rashad said...

    nothing

  • 31 2-16-2011 at 6:47 am

    Maxim said...

    Portman has given at least 3 Oscar calibed perofrmances. Leon, Closer and Black Swan. That’s more than most any actress.

    And honestly, she is really quite good in the Other Woman. It’s a really good even performance. She’s only going to get better with time.

  • 32 2-16-2011 at 7:54 am

    Kassie said...

    I actually found Portman to be terrible in Closer. The effort she puts into her performance is always apparent and, perhaps this is just chalked up to personal taste, I think performances should always appear effortless. This is my problem with her performance in Black Swan too – which I think a number of critics noted too. Listen, I totally get this is a matter of taste but I really just don’t get the love for her. It’s also weird that on the internet everyone thinks she’s great and talented but whenever I speak with my friends the consensus is that she’s pretty bad. I will say that she was good in Leon but that was it for me.

  • 33 2-16-2011 at 9:01 am

    Chris said...

    I love Natalie Portman, and I can’t wait to see her win the Oscar at the end of this month. I would recommend “Beautiful Girls”, “Anywhere But Here”, “Closer”, as well as “Black Swan” that show the diverse range and talent on display by her in these films.

  • 34 2-16-2011 at 10:05 am

    Afrika said...

    Kassie
    PREACH!!!

  • 35 2-16-2011 at 10:50 am

    Tom C. said...

    Ha! I know the guy who edited this. He’s my neighbor!

  • 36 2-16-2011 at 12:47 pm

    Jon said...

    Afrika did the same thing on Awardsdaily.com, and eventually, he became so vulgar and awful with his comments, that he was permanently banned from the site. He has a strong hatred for Natalie Portman, and he still hasn’t seen the film. Troll.

  • 37 2-16-2011 at 5:06 pm

    Paul said...

    Portman’s wonderful. She can be badmouthed by pretentious kids behind a keyboard, but she is a talented and classy young woman. More young actresses should take the initiative to be like her. Afrika’s crusade against Portman got so insanely mean-spirited that he was banned from a website. So he just transfers his Portman-hate preach to another? I’m so glad I can visit Awards Daily in peace.