Oscars: Natalie Portman wears dress embroidered with names of snubbed female directors

'I wanted to recognise the women who were not recognised for their incredible work this year in my subtle way'

Oscars 2020: Natalie Portman shows off her coat on the red carpet

Natalie Portman made a red carpet statement wearing a Dior cape embroidered with the names of all of the female directors who weren’t nominated this year.

Bong Joon-ho, Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino are all in the running for Best Director at this year’s ceremony, with women once again left out of the best director category.

The subtle-yet-eye-catching statement saw the names of the women directors who many hoped would get a nod from the academy stitched onto the edges of Portman’s cape in gold font.

She said: “I wanted to recognise the women who were not recognised for their incredible work this year in my subtle way.”

The nomination announcements caused a stir back in January when actor Issa Rae deadpanned: “Congratulations to those men” after reading out the nominees.

Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood) Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers) and Alma Har’el (Honey Boy) were all notably left out.

Portman's move sent Twitter wild, with one person saying: "She is my religion. Let me bow at her feet for this."

A close-up of the stitching

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in