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Oscars 2020, Natalie Portman makes a fashion feminist statement

Written by FDM

Natalie Portman, an award-winning American actress made both a fashion and a feminist statement at this year’s 2020 Oscar Awards on February 9th.

“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.

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.


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.

Laura Dern, for instance, who received the award for best-supporting actress in a supporting role for “Marriage Story”, explained that “if she could, she would give the Oscar to Greta Gerwig right now”. The two women worked together on “The Daughters of Doctor March”.