Though not nominated for an award, Halle Berry was conspicuous by her absence at the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday evening (February 26, 2012). The actress was scheduled to present at the ceremony, though pulled out at the last minute after breaking her foot.
Berry - who famously won an Oscar for 'Monster's Ball' - was forced to cancel her appearance after an accident while shooting the mystery drama 'Cloud Atlas'. Berry first broke her foot in Spain in September 2011, but the injury has not healed in time, as anticipated. According to People magazine, the actress injured herself while enjoying a day off in Majorca - she was reportedly chasing her daughter Nahla, who herself was in "pursuit of a goat on some rough country terrain". Berry's spokeswoman has declined to comment on the reason for her Oscars no-show, though an insider familiar with the cancellation confirmed the news to The Wrap. The Academy are yet to respond to requests for comment.
Though not nominated this year, Halle Berry could find herself in the mix for the 2013 Oscars ceremony. 'Cloud Atlas', also starring Tom Hanks, is one the most anticipated movies of the year.