The subtle way Natalie Portman honoured snubbed female directors at the Oscars

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The subtle way Natalie Portman honoured snubbed female directors at the Oscars
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If there’s a time to make a bold fashion statement, it’s at the Oscars where all eyes are on the busiest red carpet of the year – and that’s exactly what Natalie Portman did.

The Academy Award-winning actress looked elegant as always in a black-and-gold Dior cape, but if you take a closer look you’ll find the names of all the snubbed female directors embroidered onto the material. No females were nominated in this year’s Best Director category, so Natalie decided to honour Lulu Wang, Greta Gerwig, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas, Marielle Heller, Mati Diop, Alma Har’el and Céline Sciamma in her own way.

Greta Gerwig was nominated in the Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay categories, however only one woman has ever won Best Director. It’s no secret Natalie feels passionate about the topic – at last year’s Golden Globes she sent the internet into a frenzy when she introduced the Best Director nominees as the ‘all-male nominees’. This year, South Korean director Boon Joon-Ho won the Best Director award for Parasite.

You can check out the rest of the winners here.

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