The Oscars were last night. Did you watch? If not, it was the usual fare – celebs using the stage as a platform for politics and rambling about how bad the world is thanks to Trump, climate change and inequality.
Natalie Portman, who has a couple trophies for Best Actress herself, wasn’t happy that female directors got snubbed again, so she decided to take a stand by having their names embroidered on the cape that went with her dress.
“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.
— Natalie Bardega (@natalie_bardega) February 10, 2020
Some of the names she wore were Greta Gerwig, Marielle Heller, Céline Sciamma, Lorene Scafaria, Lulu Wang, Mati Diop and Melina Matsoukas.
Two years ago, when presenting, Portman called out the academy when presenting for director alongside Ron Howard. “And here are the all-male nominees,” she said.
Ron Howard: "We are honored … to be here to present the award for best director."
Natalie Portman, done with this shit: "And here are the all-male nominees." 🔥 pic.twitter.com/8JboypiADo
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 8, 2018