While the 89th Academy Awards are sure to be filled with all of our favorites faces, there's one prominent nominee who won't be in the star-studded audience. Natalie Portman released a statement on Saturday announcing that she would not be attending the Oscars and explaining the reason why she'll be absent from the festivities.
“Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards,” Portman said. “I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most beautiful of weekends.”
Tonight, Portman is nominated for Best Actress for her lead role in Jackie. Even that's not enough to get her to the ceremony, and we think we know why.
"It was about capturing Natalie at her most radiant," said Vanity Fair fashion and style director Jessica Diehl.