Why Oscar nominee Natalie Portman won't attend the Academy Awards

Despite being nominated for an Academy Award, Natalie Portman won't be attending the ceremony Sunday. A rep for the actress told ABC News that the "Jackie" star would like to attend the show, but can't simply because of her pregnancy. The Oscar winner...

Why Oscar nominee Natalie Portman won't attend the Academy Awards

Despite being nominated for an Academy Award, Natalie Portman won't be attending the ceremony Sunday.

A rep for the actress told ABC News that the "Jackie" star would like to attend the show, but can't simply because of her pregnancy.

The Oscar winner and her husband Benjamin Millepied announced they were expecting their second youngster final September. They are already parents to a five-year-old son.

"Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards," the statement read. "I feel so fortunate to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most stunning of weekends."

Portman was nominated for greatest lead actress for her part as Jackie Kennedy in the historical film, "Jackie." In the film, she information the former 1st lady's life a week following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy.

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