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Poll: Will pregnancy boost Natalie Portman's Oscar hopes?

December 28, 2010 |  1:23 pm

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"Natalie Portman is pregnant and engaged to ballet star Benjamin Millepied, whom she met while working on 'Black Swan,' " reports Ministry of Gossip.

Of course, that leads us kudo nuts over here at Awards Tracker to wonder: Can pregnancy boost her Oscar chances to win? After all, everybody loves a mama-to-be.

Well, over at InContention, Guy Lodge has done a nifty job of rounding up examples of when pregnancy may have helped a contender (Eva Marie Saint, Meryl Streep, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rachel Weisz) and when it didn't seem to matter (Judy Garland, Glenn Close, Marcia Gay Harden, Cate Blanchett even Annette Bening).

Tom O'Neil

 

Photo: "Black Swan." Photo credit: Fox Searchlight.

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