On Sunday, February 9, Natalie Portman attended the 92nd Academy Awards in style.
The actress has been nominated for an Oscar three times and won once.
At the 2020 awards, she not only looked great in a Dior cape, but she also dressed to make a statement.
The cloth was embroidered with the names of many female directors snubbed by the Academy in this year's nominations.
While the films they worked on received nominations, the women did not. This is not the first time such a discrepancy has been noted.
Natalie Portman embroidered her Dior cape with all of the female directors who weren't nominated for #Oscars. Check… https://t.co/jHq8rUG5Jf— Amy Kaufman (@Amy Kaufman)1581293944.0
Twitter fell in love with the cape, showering Portman with praise for wearing it.
and the #oscar for "making a much needed statement" goes to... #NataliePortman! #womeninfilm #actorslife #Oscars… https://t.co/tDKDiX3Uy2— christina (@christina)1581354613.0
miss natalie portman ....... she showed up to show OUT! #oscars https://t.co/zdXmsRgYgm— Vulture (@Vulture)1581294116.0
natalie portman embroidering the names of all the female filmmakers who were snubbed. brb let me bow at her feet fo… https://t.co/7y1IdPeJTB— lucy jayne ford⁷ (@lucy jayne ford⁷)1581294068.0
everyone else go home natalie portman won https://t.co/r2axysZgWu— vince (@vince)1581294149.0
Portman has been a Hollywood icon for years.
That won't be changing any time soon.
Natalie Portman absolutely serving on the #Oscars red carpet https://t.co/PSciV2ia8R— Variety (@Variety)1581294228.0
i believe in natalie portman supremacy https://t.co/O5xFxcVSB9— elle ∘⁺✧◞₊⋅✱ (@elle ∘⁺✧◞₊⋅✱)1581326234.0
Portman has used many of her opportunities on a large stage to stand up for equal representation for women.
natalie portman fighting for the recognition of female directors at award shows, she’s so powerful https://t.co/M1ykBTcfdr— ellie (@ellie)1581324828.0
PADMÉ AMIDALA VIBES RIGHT HERE. Natalie Portman is everything. https://t.co/JsTgehw5Pn— 24 Yr. Old Trekkie (@24 Yr. Old Trekkie)1581332430.0
I wanna be Natalie Portman when I grow up https://t.co/vqydJVNlnv— Starlightguh-azed (@Starlightguh-azed)1581317105.0
Even if her cape wasn't sending a powerful message...it still looked great.
My best dressed pick from last night! #NataliePortman #Oscars https://t.co/eh2cYheMi6— Jeff Conway (@Jeff Conway)1581350551.0
natalie portman embroidered the names of all the female filmmakers who were snubbed on her cape for the 2020… https://t.co/IlDA0Ok8XB— star wars archive (@star wars archive)1581307436.0
Portman's gesture inspired many women to continue pursuing their dreams and achieve success.
Someday I hope to be a name embroidered on Natalie Portman’s cape!— Nikki Glaser (@Nikki Glaser)1581300610.0
And in case you were wondering who all the names on that cape were...
Snubbed female directors embroidered on Natalie Portman's cape: Scarfaria (Hustlers) Wang (The Farewell) Gerwig… https://t.co/mrn0cWc3r1— Gwynne Watkins (@Gwynne Watkins)1581295069.0
Well done, Natalie Portman, you're making a positive impact on the movie making industry.