Natalie Portman Paid Tribute to the Women Snubbed for Best Director With Her Oscars Outfit
In 2018, Natalie Portman famously called out the lack of women nominated for the Best Director category at the Golden Globes. And, much to her (and our) dismay, awards season hasn’t gotten any more inclusive in the years since.
Luckily, Portman isn’t finished drawing attention to the inequality. The actress arrived at the 2020 Oscars on Sunday in an ornately woven black and gold Dior Haute Couture gown with a sheer upper and a braided sash. Striking as the dress was, it was her black cape that caught our eye.
In the lining of her cape, Portman paid tribute to eight women directors who were snubbed for the 2020 Best Director nomination. Gold cursive spelled out the last names of Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Mati Diop (Atlantics), Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Melina Matsoukas (Queen & Slim), Alma Har'el (Honey Boy) and Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire).
Perhaps one day those names will be engraved in an Oscar for Best Director, too ...