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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3071089/Natalie-Portman-says-Oscar-Black-Swan-false-idol-doesn-t-know-is.html

    What do you think of this?

    I think it’s disgusting. It wasn’t a false idol back then, when she campaigned to win it, right? Or when she accepted it? I’m so tired of all these Hollywood “artists” who are bitching about the award and act the exact opposite. I mean it’s one thing if your religious stuff is not letting you to “worship” an award, but to be so ignorant about it? “Somewhere in a safe, I don’t know” – I mean really? It’s incredibly disrespectful. I hope she will not attend awards shows ever again.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Ya, it’s a weird change of heart, but I can see her reasoning behind it, so it doesn’t upset me as much as I thought it would. I don’t think that she is disparaging the Academy Awards, but she’s merely putting it in perspective. It seems obvious that she would value her family over an award, and I think that’s the crux of this story. She’s saying it isn’t the most important thing in her life, and she has a renewed value in religion. I agree with Vincelette that it would be hypocritical of her to now campaign for another Oscar, but I think she still puts value in the one she has. Frankly, the remarks actually seem quite genuine to me, and I can’t fault her for it personally.

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    Spark87
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    On the contrary we have some artists who can’t stand getting too far away from the Oscar: 

     

      Javier Bardem is kissing the Oscar in the…

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    Tye-Grr
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    Ya, it’s a weird change of heart, but I can see her reasoning behind it, so it doesn’t upset me as much as I thought it would. I don’t think that she is disparaging the Academy Awards, but she’s merely putting it in perspective. It seems obvious that she would value her family over an award, and I think that’s the crux of this story. She’s saying it isn’t the most important thing in her life, and she has a renewed value in religion. I agree with Vincelette that it would be hypocritical of her to now campaign for another Oscar, but I think she still puts value in the one she has. Frankly, the remarks actually seem quite genuine to me, and I can’t fault her for it personally.

    I completely agree with your statement here. Maybe the way she worded it made it seem somewhat disrespectful, but I don’t think that’s what she meant.

    I also just took away from this that she is trying to say that there are things that are more important than awards. Perhaps she herself put it into perspcetive after the campaigning (which she was pregnant during) and then having her child and getting married and becoming much more family focused, it could’ve made her reflect on the campaiging as being silly and she sees now that it’s not as important as maybe she thought it was at the time. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. Certainly not disgusting to say you value your family over an Oscar. 

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    manakamana
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    I understand what she’s saying. I think she likes that she has it, but she just doesn’t want to keep a big deal out of it. But she phrases things really dramatically. 

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    Will she campaign if this baity role is acclaimed?:

    Natalie Portman To Play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg In ‘On The Basis Of Sex’

    by Ali Jaafar  and Mike Fleming Jr    May 8, 2015 1:00pm

    EXCLUSIVE: Natalie Portman is set to play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex, with Marielle Heller (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl) in negotiations to direct. Focus Features is also in talks to come on board to finance.

    The script, which follows the travails of Ginsburg as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career, was on the 2014 Black List and written by Daniel Stiepleman. Robert W. Cort is producing with Ron Bergman exec producing.

    Ginsberg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton, in doing so becoming only the second female justice (after Sandra Day O’Connor) and the first Jewish female justice. Prior to that, she developed a reputation as a keen advocate for the advancement of women’s rights. Time magazine this year labeled her an “Icon” in their Time 100.

    The classy project is coming together quickly with a hoped-for start of production by the end of the year. That would put it ahead of Alex Garland’s Annihilation sci-fi project for which Portman has been rumored.

    This is fast becoming a banner year for the multi-talented Portman, who has earned her own reputation for good taste and being meticulous and deliberate in her choice of projects. Her directorial debut A Tale Of Love And Darkness, which she also adapted from Israeli author Amos Oz’s classic memoir, receives its world premiere next week in Official Selection at Cannes. That follows on from her well-received performance in Terence Malick’s Knight Of Cups, which world premiered at Berlin in February.

    Also in the pipelines is Weightless, another Malick collaboration, as well as Jane Got A Gun and Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, both of which Portman produced as well as acted in.

    This is also proving a breakout year for Heller. Her directorial debut Diary Of A Teenage Girl earned critical raves at Sundance, where Sony Pictures Classics picked up North American and select international rights. The film, which Heller also wrote, stars Kristin Wiig and Bel Powley. It follows a 15-year-old aspiring comic book artist who comes of age in 1970s San Francisco and is insatiably curious about the world around her.

    Heller is repped by UTA and attorney PJ Shapiro. Portman is repped by CAA. Stiepleman is repped by Gersh and Anonymous Content.

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    I’m totally fine by her saying that it’s a false idol. it is in a way. It’s not the most important thing in life, indeed. But to say that she doesn’t even know where it is? I mean people voted her an Oscar. Much better actors are working their asses off and getting zero acknowledgement by their fellow actors, so I do think she should be respectful.

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    babypook
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    Doesnt she mean, “FALTH IDOH”?

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    Ghost
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    “That’s how it starts. The fever, the rage. The feeling of powerlessness that turns good men (or women in this case)…. cruel.”

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    Oh Natalie sigh. It’s a good thing her Oscar win for “Black Swan” is as extremely deserving as it is.

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    Malick
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    Aside from the biblical stuff, Natalie is right on the money!!!

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    Maybe she is having guilt over her Oscar campaign. That whole thing was a little shady the way they hid the real dancer from the press. The dancer later said they even specifically made her keep quiet until after the Oscars. 

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    KyleBailey
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    I mean many people admit their Oscar is a door stopper or in their bathroom so keeping it safe in a vault doesn’t seem awful. It’s not like she sold it on Ebay 

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    The thing is that many, many actors are being hypoctitical and Natalie is no exception.
    Most pretend that they don’t care about their Oscars and don’t even know where they are, yet they stop at not to win them. Natalie campaigned like mad and was everywhere in her year. I still remember how much was made of her training and stuff, even though everybody in their right mind knew that it was all bullshit.
    This is why I love Patricia Arquette. She doesn’t have the body image of a Hollywood star and she doesn’t give a damn. People made fun of her because of her reading from a piece of paper and she didn’t give a damn. And yet, she’s the one actor I can think of who says publically that her Oscar is in her home and that her kids used to give her fake ones and that when she sees it now, she can’t believe it happened to her. They all feel like that but it’s tempting to act so over it. 

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    The thing is GD people, is that you are defensive of Portaman because you like her. If it would be someone else….like Meryl Streep, people would go crazy, calling her on nasty names.

    I very hope that Portman will never ever be nominated again for this false idol award.

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