Natalie Portman used the Oscars red carpet to make a statement about the lack of female director nominees.
According to Buzzfeed News, Portman wore a black cape with her black and gold Dior dress. The cape had the names of snubbed female directors embroidered along the lapels. Names included Atlantics director Mati Diop and Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas.
Other named included Little Women‘s director Greta Gerwig, Hustlers‘ director Lorene Scafaria, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood‘s director Marielle Heller, Honey Boy‘s director Alma Har’el, Portrait of a Lady on Fire‘s director Céline Sciamma and The Farewell‘s director Lulu Wang.
As she said to the Los Angeles Times, “I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year in my subtle way.”
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 10, 2020
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