Popeater has an article up about how No Strings Attached could harm Natalie’s Oscar chances. They cite the release of Norbit possibly ruining Eddie Murphy’s Oscar chances for Dreamgirls a couple years ago.
Personally, I don’t see much danger in that hypothetical situation playing out. Norbit is one of the worst reviewed films in years, so No Strings Attached would have to be a REAL stinker to reach those levels. I’m not exactly enthused about the film but at worst it looks like inoffensive fluff.
More importantly, Norbit was a typical Eddie Murphy film and reminded people that he’s constantly making lowest common denominator films. Natalie has been acting for almost 2 decades and No Strings Attached is her first mainstream romcom.