This Week's Cover: The Oscar Race is On!

Natalie Portman took her fans by surprise this week with a big announcement: She’s pregnant and engaged to marry her Black Swan choreographer, Benjamin Millepied. Read the full post.

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  • tomm

    Portman should have won for all the Star Wars pre-quels! NOT! They all stunk to high heaven.

  • stephenKC

    I love the Oscars, have since I was 10. I love the quality movies that flood the marketplace this time of year. And I especially love this year’s crop of movies. What I don’t love so much is the ludicrous level of Oscar prognosticating going on, which has reached nearly obscene levels this year, with EW one of the worst offenders. Weekly, sometimes daily, updates of who will be or should be nominated. Worst of all is this magazine’s rankings, updated frequently. You guys (the entertainment media) are taking all the fun and, more important, the last shreds of dignity, out of what used to be a fun, glamorous and somewhat surprising ceremony.

  • karrie

    James franco deserves the oscar!!! His performance was absolutely amazing in 127 hours!!! Much better than the other possible oscar contenders!!

  • Nathan

    Colin Firth for Best Actor
    and Natalie Portman for Actress, though I get the feeling Bening might nab the sympathy vote this year for getting beat by Hilary Swank every time.

    • tipsy

      benning better pray she loses cause her win would indeed be only a sympathy win, not a deserved one. Portman deserves to win because her performance was utterly brilliant. Benning wasn`t even best of her career let alone of the year. Williams, Lawrence, Kidman, Manville, Moore, Rapace and of course Portman, duh, were all better than Benning.

  • tina

    Marie, I agree Anne Hathaway should have hew own EW Oscar cover because she is co-hosting the Oscars with James Franco. And, I know Anne will bring her A-game to the Oscar show. I want to see any of the potential Oscar nominees ( MIla Kunis, Jesse Eisenberg, Jennifer Lawrence, etc…) pull-off the genius Hathaway did on SNL back in November. No, they can’t do it. I am still in awe of her great work on that show- very similar to Justin Timberlake wonderfulness on SNL. Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston, Jane Lynch, Jon Hamm, and Betty White didn’t even come close to Hathaway’s incredible turn on SNL. In the past, I saw Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Sigourney Weaver, Glenn Close, and Jodie Foster, all host SNL, but , again, none of them equaled Anne Hathaway. I want Anne to be nominated for an Oscar for LAOD just because of her phenomenal work on SNL. That is how much I adored her performance.

    • tipsy

      Anne had a recent cover with Jake for LAOD and Nat&James are starring in the next year`s Your Highness, aside being frontrunners for winning Best Actor.

      Unfortunately for Anne, she ain`t twilight to justify a cover every two weeks (although I must admit that EW dropped the over-coverage of those movies now).

  • dee123

    Firth will get robbed again. Rush has probably the best chance of anyone in that cast.

  • Gumbi

    They are so HOT

  • Lauren

    It doesn’t seem too likely that James Franco will win considering all of the hype for Colin Firth and Jesse Eisenburg, etc. But James really deserves it. 127 Hours does not have as much hype. Danny Boyle and James Franco were amazing. I really think James deserves the award, so we’ll see what happens. I’m just especially glad he’s hosting (along with Anne Hathaway). I love him!

  • Hannah

    Just for the record, James Franco is co hosting with Anne Hathaway!

  • waiting4godot

    i’m just hoping that Yogi Bear gets nominated for his fabulous performance in Yogi Bear 3-D and Boo Boo should be a shoo-in for best supporting actor.

  • fancypants

    Apparently Natalie is supposed to be really “intelligent”, but she says really dumb things from time to time including the following:

    “I remember them being like, ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’ And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that.”

    REALLY?? 1.) Why wouldn’t girls want to see a thriller? 2.) Not everyone is easily enamored by lesbian scenes. To say so is too cliche.

  • anna

    they are so smart for hollywood
    god! i can’t believe they went to harvard and yale!

    p.s : isn’t franco jewish?

  • Jerry

    Natalie is the Audrey Hepburn of Her Generation. This Cover is beautiful as was Anne Hathaway a few weeks ago. Natalie will be back on it in about 2 Months when She gets the Oscar.

  • Jay

    James Franco for Best Actor!

  • Fred

    EW got the good rights for Oscar winners this year dead on with their covers…both Natalie and James will take home Oscar glory….guaranteed!

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