Natalie Portman Gets Emotional; Shows Off Baby Bump in Palm Springs

January 10, 2011 By:
Natalie Portman Gets Emotional; Shows Off Baby Bump in Palm Springs

Natalie Portman looked absolutely radiant on Saturday night when she showed up to the Palm Springs International Film Festival sporting a growing baby bump and her new engagement ring.

Natalie was amongst a ton of A-list stars being honored for their achievements this year. Reporters and fans who were lined up outside the Palm Springs convention went nuts when she arrived with her fiancé Benjamin Millepied. One reporter was overheard joking, "Jesus is here!"

Natalie has been getting a ton of buzz for her role as Nina in Black Swan, and as she told Hollyscoop, she's absolutely thrilled that people loved her work so much.

"It's a really big honor to have people respond so positively to something we all put so much heart into and so much love into," Natalie told Hollyscoop at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday.

Natalie is definitely a shoo-in for a Best Actress nomination at the Oscars this year, and when asked about all the buzz, she admits she's humbled by it.

"I'm such a big fan of so many of the films this year and so many performances this year that it feels very lucky to be even mentioned even in the same sentence as any of the other people on the other films that are being talked about," she told Hollyscoop, adding, "I'm very, very grateful."

And Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky seems to be just as excited about the Oscar buzz as Natalie is.

He told Hollyscoop, "It's great that they respect what she's done. It really was an amazing accomplishment. I'm thrilled for her."

The notoriously private Natalie picked up the Achievement Actress Award during the award show and got teary eyed on stage while thanking her fiancé Ben.

He "partnered me in the movie and now partners me in life," she told the audience.

Ben of course accompanied his leading lady to the awards show. They were MIA from the after-party, but with a growing baby bump we hardly expected to see her partying the night away. Did you see Black Swan? Do you think Natalie deserves the Best Actress win this year? Tell us your thoughts!