2008 Is For Natalie Portman

This might be a good year for Natalie Portman.

The lady luck is smiling upon Natalie Portman this year. The actress has successfully directed a short film, Eve, which is being screened at the Venice Film Festival this week. Later on, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was also named the winner of a Humanity Award for social commitment as part of the festival.

 “Those behind the award said Portman was seriously involved with important social and environmental programs. They include the Tacare Girl’s Scholarship Program of the Jane Goodall Institute, a non-profit organization that carries out wildlife research in Tanzania,” according to AP.

The generous Natalie Portman is reportedly donating the prize, $50,000 dollars and a trophy, to the program.