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Natalie Portman stars in the ballet thriller Black Swan. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Golden Globe Awards: Natalie Portman wins 'Best Performance by an Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama'

01/16/2011 by Olivia Allin

Natalie Portman won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama" on Sunday for her role as a mentally tormented ballerina in "Black Swan," marking the actress' second win and third Golden Globe nomination.

Portman beat Halle Berry of "Frankie and Alice," Nicole Kidman of "Rabbit Hole," Jennifer Lawrence of "Winter's Bone," Natalie Portman of "Black Swan" and Michelle Williams of "Blue Valentine."

"Black Swan" was nominated for four Golden Globe awards, including "Best Motion Picture," "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" for Mila Kunis, and "Best Director" for Darren Aronofsky.

Portman won a Golden Globe Award for her role in the 2004 movie "Closer," which earned her an Oscar nomination. The actress was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her part in the 1999 film "Anywhere But Here."

In the film, Portman's character deals with a manipulative ballet director, an overbearing mother and a rival dancer, played by Mila Kunis of "That '70s Show" fame. The movie features a sex scene with the two actresses as well as other disturbing violent images as Portman's character's state of mind becomes more erratic.

"I really had no idea what the tone of the film would be," Portman said backstage at the ceremony. "It was a ride. Our job is all about empathy. It's all about imaging someone else's life for a certain amount of time. That's the best training an actor can have."

Portman told OnTheRedCarpet.com in December that her parents were supportive of her role in "Black Swan" but that some parts were tough for her mother to watch.

Portman met her current fiance Benjamin Millepied, a ballet dancer and choreographer, while filming "Black Swan." She announced in late December that she was engaged and pregnant.

"I've been swimming every day which is really really wonderful," Portman said backstage at the Golden Globe Awards. "I'm hoping the baby is feeling peaceful in its environment."

Both Portman and Kunis lost about 20 pounds for their roles and say they have since gained it back. Portman said she indulged in carbs, such as bread and pasta, once filming was over, while Kunis said she made a beeline for the popular Chinese food chain Panda Express as well as In-N-Out Burger.

Check out a full list of 2011 Golden Globe Award winners.

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