The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has found itself in a difficult position.
Less than a week after Natalie Portman, 29, snagged the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama award, the non-profit organization’stop brass are now faced with a unprecedented decision to possibly take the award away from Portman.
“It was not something that we premeditated,” an unnamed spokesperson revealed yesterday. “We just want to make sure that the award went to an actress that was truly deserving of it.”
When asked what aspect of her critically lauded performance in Darren Aronofsky’s dark-thriller Black Swan caused the concern, the spokesperson balked. “Oh, no. No, it has nothing to do with Black Swan. We loved her in that. It’s just that we…we screened No Strings Attached last night and, well, it just made us rethink some things.”
The HFPA has said that they won’t make a decision until they’ve had a chance to look at all of the data. But, that early signs were not good.
“It was awful. Certainly not Golden Globe caliber. I’m not sure we’ll be able to forget this one for a while.” The spokesperson said. “Not, at least, until Friends With Benefits comes out this summer.”
More as this story develops.