“Oscars so white”… and so unequal. The 92nd edition of the Hollywood High Mass held this Sunday, February 9 has not escaped the usual controversies over the lack of diversity, including in terms of gender equality. Natalie Portman took a stance.
On the red carpet, the actress expressed her opinion on the absence of female directors from the list of nominations by sporting a black Dior cape in which she had names of female filmmakers, embroidered in gold lettering.
On the Oscars red carpet, Natalie Portman wears a cape embroidered with the names of the female directors whose movies were overlooked this year — including “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig. (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) https://t.co/uurgXO2tKa pic.twitter.com/KTpp8kSCjd
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 10, 2020
These names included Lorene Scafaria (“Queens”), Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”), Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”) and Marielle Heller (“An Extraordinary Friend”).
“I wanted to subtly recognize the women who have not been recognized for their incredible work this year,” said Portman.
— Geeks&Goddesses (@geeksngoddesses) February 10, 2020
Natalie Portman’s committed initiative was not the only one. During the ceremony, several women also displayed support in wanting to honor the female directors.