Pregnant at the Oscars: 7 Actresses Who Rocked Baby Bumps at the Academy Awards
By Denny Directo
All eyes will be on Keira Knightley at this year’s Academy Awards. The mom-to-be is not only nominated for an Oscar but she's also dressing for two! She’s not the first to rock a baby bump on the Oscars red carpet. Here's a look at seven other A-listers who rocked the “accessory” at the big event.
In 1983, Meryl Streep was nominated for her fourth Academy Award and expecting her second child. What she didn't expect was another Oscar. That night Streep won for her lead role in Sophie's Choice. When asked backstage what she would tell her future daughter about the big night, the actress responded, "That she was here."
Catherine Zeta-Jones found her self in the same boat as Streep in 2003. The Chicago star was just about ready to pop when she collected her Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Rachel Weisz was seven months pregnant and ready to pop when she won her Oscar at the 2006 ceremony. But earlier that evening The Constant Gardener actress hit the red carpet early to avoid the chaos. "I kinda wanted to get here before it gets too too crowded because when you're pregnant in crowds you could get a little panicky," she told ET. "You get protective of the baby."
The 2008 Oscar red carpet was a parade of expectant moms including Jessica Alba , Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett , who was pregnant with baby no. 3. "Beware of the pregnant woman about to give birth," she quipped to ET.
Natalie Portman stunned in her custom Rodarte gown in 2011. Portman won her Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Black Swan just a few months before giving birth to son Aleph.
Just last year, Kerry Washington had her own Oscar maternity moment proudly as she showed off her baby bump in a custom Jason Wu gown. The Scandal star is set to present this year and told ET that it will be tough to top that dress. "Nothing I've chosen will be as great as last year because I had another human being in me."
Olivia Wilde glowed walking the carpet in 2014 with two dates: her beau Jason Sudekis and their growing baby boy.