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Natalie Portman Will Miss The 2017 Oscars

The 35-year-old star is up for Best Actress.

Natalie Portman won’t be at the Oscars on Sunday when her name is called as one of the evening’s Best Actress nominees.

The 35-year-old star, who’s nominated for her role in “Jackie,” is skipping this year’s ceremony, and also missed Saturday’s Independent Spirit Awards.

“Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards,” Portman told People. “I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most beautiful of weekends.”

Natalie Portman attends the 89th annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 6 in Beverly Hill
Natalie Portman attends the 89th annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 6 in Beverly Hills, California.

Portman portrays first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the film, which follows what happens in the hours and days following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. She’s up against Emma Stone (“La La Land”), Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”), Ruth Negga (“Loving”) and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”). 

Portman and her husband, Benjamin Millepied, are expecting their second child. They are also parents to 5-year-old son Aleph.

The Oscars air Sunday, Feb. 26, starting at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated that the Oscars would air on NBC.

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