Oscar's big weekend kicked off nicely for "Black Swan" star Natalie Portman and her director Darren Aronofsky.
The Best Actress and Best Director Osacar nominees both won Film Independent's Spirtit Awards on Saturday at Santa Monica Beach where the Awards were held this year.
The annual awards, which always takes place a day before Oscar's main event, is sometimes, in some circles, used as a tarot card to predict Sunday'sOscar winners. On Saturday the cards are pointing enthusiastically to Portman who accepted her award in an empire waist Givenchy dress.
After the break, join us as we gawk at Kerry Washington, Rosario Dawson, Eva Mendes and Zoe Saldana, Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, all of whom who looked gorgeous.