The winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Actress is Natalie Portman for Black Swan. The actress was the front runner in the category this year and previously won the Golden Globe for her performance in the film. She thanked her parents, and everyone she’s every worked with including Mike Nichols who she called her champion for the past 10 years.

See her competition…

The nominees for Best Actress were:

  • Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
  • Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
  • Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  • Michelle Wiliams, Blue Valentine

Now that awards season is officially over we can let Ms. Portman and her pregnant belly rest in peace. She another actor who’s swept the majority, if not all of the awards in her category. During her speech she once again thanked director Darren Aronofksy for his vision and for choosing her for the film. She also got teary eyed when she referred to “her love” aka her fiancee and the father of her unborn child, whom she met on the set of Black Swan. He choregraphed all the film’s dance sequences.

Congrats to Natalie Portman on her Best Actress win. You deserve it!

What do you think of Natalie Portman winning for Best Actress? Was she the right choice?