Natalie Portman is making a statement.
The Oscar-winning actress hit the red carpet at the 92nd Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 9, in a stunning black custom Dior gown, but it was her matching cape that we must discuss. Why? Because she had the last names of eight of the female directors famously snubbed this year in the Best Director category stitched down it.
"I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year in my subtle way," she told Los Angeles Times journalist Amy Kaufman in a Twitter video posted from the red carpet.
So who got the sartorial shout out from Portman? That would be Hustlers' Lorene Scafaria, The Farewell's Lulu Wang, Little Women's Greta Gerwig, Atlantics' Mati Diop, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood's Marielle Heller, Queen & Slim's Melina Matsoukas, Honey Boy's Alma Har'el, and Portriat of a Lady on Fire's Céline Sciamma.