Natalie Portman 'Jackie' Trailer Released, Oscar Nod On the Way?

Oct 06, 2016 04:54 AM EDT | Fritz Flores

Natalie Portman's interpretation of the life of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy gets teased with a new trailer and it seems like she's bound to deliver another Oscar-worthy performance.

Running for a minute and a half, the trailer for "Jackie" captures numerous moments in the life of the first lady, particularly after the assassination of her husband, former president John F. Kennedy.

It goes into specific snippets, particularly with scenes as she looks at the people who joined in her husband's funeral procession, her wearing the iconic Chanel dress as she sends her husband to his resting place, and down to when she washed off the blood of her husband when the crime against her husband took place.

Despite this, the movie does not just end on Kennedy as the grieving widow as most people would remember her, but with how she remained to be the sturdy rock that supported her husband from their best moments in the White House down to the worst.

Writing for Bustle, movie critic Shannon Carlin noted that Portman in the trailer alone captured this other side to the first lady that people usually do not know about.

"With this film, which includes Theodore H. White's Life magazine interview with the widow at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts a week after JFK's death, there is that sense that Jackie's suffering isn't portrayed as weakness. Instead, it finds the quiet strength in grief," Carlin adds.

Such performance from a short clip has led E! News to declare that the actress is once again in the running for nods from award-giving bodies. Portman won an Oscar in 2010 for her performance in "Black Swan."

Even the actress' fellow cast member Peter Saarsgard is all praises for Portman's portrayal, calling it "perfect."

"Jackie" also features an ensemble of actors including Greta Gertwig and John Hurt. It will be released on selected theaters on Dec. 2. 

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