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Live at the Oscars: Portman Wins Best Actress for Black Swan

Live at the Oscars: Portman Wins Best Actress for Black Swan

Thompson on Hollywood

Expected winner Natalie Portman thanks her parents for showing her how to be a good human being, as she accepts the best actress Oscar for Black Swan. She also thanks Luc Besson, who gave her her first job when she was 11, and her director Darren Aronofsky, “a fearless leader and visionary.”

Here’s Portman’s acceptance speech and backstage interview.

Clearly, not only the younger members of the Academy but older ones as well voted for Portman for best actress, over her one challenger, Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right).

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