Natalie Portman’s Oscar cape honors female directors
Natalie Portman, winner of the best actress Oscar in 2011 for Black Swan, displayed her feelings about the lack of nominations for female filmmakers at this year’s Oscars, according to AFP.
The star had the names of various female filmmakers stitched into the Dior cape she donned at the gala on Sunday. The names included Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Greta Gerwig (Little Women) and Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighboorhood).
Her gown was embroidered with the last names of women who directed movies this year, but who did not receive any nominations for their work.
“I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year in my subtle way,” Portman said to the Los Angeles Times.
Eimear Noone, Irish maestro, will be named the first woman to conduct the orchestra at the Oscars, however, there is less likelihood for guest hosts and performers to mitigate their anger towards the nominations.