Natalie Portman Pays A Tribute To Snubbed Female Directors Through Her Gown Embroidery at the Oscars

Natalie Portman has a unique way of honouring the snubbed female directors at the Oscars 2020.

10th February 2020 | 05:14 PM (IST)
Natalie Portman is not going to let the lack of female nominations in the Best Director category go unnoticed this time.
Portman wore a gorgeous black and gold gown donning a black cape on top of it and dazzled on the red carpet. When you look closely, the cape you will notice the cape features an embroidery of the names of women who were overlooked this year in the Best Director category, including Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers) and Lulu Wang (The Farewell).
This year's nominees in the directing category included Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Todd Phillips (Joker), Sam Mendes (1917), Quentin Tarantino (Once upon a Time... in Hollywood) and Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).
Making history, Bong Joon Ho ended up winning the Oscar for this category, which was a first. Parasite picked up four out of its six nominations.
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Portman has always been raising her voice for the lack of female nominees, in fact this is not the first time she has called to attention the lack of female representation in the category. Two years ago, while presenting the award, Portman introduced the category saying, "...and here are the all-male nominees."
Issa Rae also made a similar comment when announcing the nominees in this category.
Last year, Gerwig became the fifth woman to be nominated for Best Director and the first woman to get nominated for her debut film, "Lady Bird."
Kathryn Bigelow is the only woman to win an Oscar for Best Director in the history of the Academy Awards.

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10th February 2020 | 05:14 PM (IST)