Kudos to The New York Times' Carpetbagger, who in predicting the Oscar winners called Natalie's accomplishment what it is. I quote: "Ms. Portman, who spent a year learning to do swan arms and shedding weight, has won some important precursor prizes."
Thank you. That's right. She dropped weight and learned to do swan arms, as I mentioned yesterday. She did not - I'm looking at you Darren Aronofsky, among others - she did not "become a prima ballerina" in a year. Jesus.