FILM: Black Swan (2010)
ROLE: Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen
In the role that will win her the Oscar, Portman embodies the film's central focus: the psychologically disturbed prima ballerina, Nina Sayers. Throughout the film, her life is tormented by the pressure to be perfect and the inhibitions that Mila Kunis' character Lily eventually serves to free her from. Yeah, yeah, the latter is a euphemism for (tastefully done) girl sex.