|5 Nominations / 1 Win|
|Writer||Andres Heinz, Mark Heyman, John McLaughlin|
|Starring||Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder|
|83rd Academy Awards|
Black Swan is a 2010 psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis. Its plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious New York City company. The production requires a ballerina to play both the innocent White Swan and the sensual Black Swan. Black Swan received five Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture.
- Best Actress — Natalie Portman
- Best Cinematography — Matthew Libatique
- Best Director — Darren Aronofsky
- Best Film Editing — Andrew Weisblum
- Best Picture — Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
Nina, a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter's professional ambition.
When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well.
Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.