The actress famously presented the award for best director at the 2018 Golden Globes where she announced the “all male nominees.” And two years later, she’s bringing attention to the same issue by highlighting the women who she says created “incredible” films.
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 10, 2020
“I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year, in my subtle way,” she said on the red carpet while pointing to the names on her Dior cape.
The names listed included Greta Gerwig, who directed Little Women and Melina Matsoukas, the woman behind Queen & Slim.
Snubbed female directors embroidered on Natalie Portman's cape:
Wang (The Farewell)
Gerwig (Little Women)
Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
Matsoukas (Queen & Slim)
Har'el (Honey Boy)
Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)
— Gwynne Watkins (@gwynnesanity) February 10, 2020
Naturally, people are calling the bold look a “power move.”
power move right there
— ❤️💙EeveeTT^TT💜💖MARCH 5TH (@EeveeUw) February 10, 2020
— lucy jayne ford⁷ (@lucyj_ford) February 10, 2020
natalie portman w/ the embroidered names of all the female directors snubbed on her coat. my heart. pic.twitter.com/mEEkQgbvOL
— alex (@alex_abads) February 10, 2020
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) February 10, 2020
Natalie Portman wearing a jacket stitched with all female directors NOT nominated for an Oscar.
That's the move! pic.twitter.com/fMD7nk03e7
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) February 10, 2020
Portman is presenting at Sunday evening’s Academy Awards where people hope she’ll have another impactful statement to make.
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