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Academy Awards 2011: Nominees' reactions

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">&#39;Black Swan,&#39; which stars Natalie Portman as a troubled ballerina who explores her dark side, earned five Oscar nods for the 2011 Academy Awards, including Actress in a Leading Role, Directing and Best Picture. &#39;I am so honored and grateful to the Academy for this recognition,&#34; Portman said in a statement. &#39;It is a wonderful culmination of the ten-year journey with Darren to make this film. Making &#39;Black Swan&#39; is already the most meaningful experience of my career, and the passion shown for the film has completed the process of communication between artists and audience. I am so thankful for the support we have received and I share this honor with the entire cast and crew of the film, especially Darren Aronofsky.&#39; This is Portman&#39;s second Oscar nomination. She received an Academy Award nod for her role in the 2004 movie &#39;Closer.&#39; She has also starred in the new &#39;Star Wars&#39; films as Padme and in the movies &#39;V for Vendetta&#39; in 2006 and &#39;The Professional&#39; in 1994.  &#40;Pictured: Natalie Portman stars in the ballet thriller &#39;Black Swan&#39;.&#41; (Fox Searchlight Pictures)</span></div>
February 7, 2011 8:53:03 AM PST