Natalie Portman wore an embroidered cape with the names of directors who did not receive Oscar nominations this year, a move that many considered sexist.
Los Angeles Times journalist Amy Kaufman tweeted a video showing the structured cover of Portman, designed by Dior, which included the names of Lulu Wang, Greta Gerwig, Lorene Scafaria, Marielle Heller and Mari Diop.
"I wanted to recognize women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year in my subtle way," she told Kaufman on the red carpet.
The Academy was criticized for ignoring the directors during this year's awards. Only men were nominated in the director category this year.
Gerwig's film "Little Women" was not nominated for a best director, despite receiving six separate nominations.
"& # 39; Little Women & # 39; owes much of its best picture nomination to Greta Gerwig's creative direction – even if the director herself hasn't been nominated for an Oscar for best director," said a tweet from Entertainment Insider after the nomination .
But Oscar has historically despised directors, with only five women nominated in the category: Sofia Coppola, Jane Campion, Lina Wertmuller, Greta Gerwig and Kathryn Bigelow.
Bigelow made history in 2010, after winning the best director for "The Hurt Locker".
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