Natalie Portman had the names of female directors embroidered into her Oscars gown 5 months ago

Natalie Portman had the names of female directors embroidered into her Oscars gown

Unreal.

At this year's Academy Awards, which took place last night in Hollywood, Natalie Portman made a statement.

The actress showed up on the red carpet wearing a a black and gold Dior Haute Couture cape.

The cape embroidered with the names of the female directors who weren't nominated for an Oscar this year.

A long time issue, the inclusion of women in the best director category was a hot topic of discussion this year.

 Speaking about her outfit, Natalie Portman said:

"I wanted to recognise the women who were not recognised for their incredible work this year in my subtle way."

The women featured on her cape include Lulu Wang, who directed The Farewell; Greta Gerwig who directed Little Women; Lorene Scafaria who directed Hustlers; Melina Matsoukas, who directed Queen & Slim; Marielle Heller, who directed A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; Mati Diop, who directed Atlantics; Alma Har’el, who directed Honey Boy; and Céline Sciamma, who directed Portrait of a Lady on Fire.


Of these incredible women, only one was recognised this year.

Greta Gerwig, was nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for Little Women, but didn't get a nod for best director.

Instead, only men were nominated in the Best Director category.

Natalie has spoken out about the lack of inclusivity before.

Portman also called out the lack of recognition for female directors at the 2018 Golden Globes. She presented the Best Director category and said, "And here are the all-male nominees."

Good woman!