The embroidered names, including Hustlers director Lorene Scafari, The Farewell director Lulu Wang, Little Women director Greta Gerwig, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood director Marielle Heller and Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas, represented women who had not been nominated at this year’s Academy Awards.
No female director was nominated for Best Director, for the ninth time in a decade.
In 2018, Natalie Portman took a jab at the all male directors nominated for a Golden Globe. Post continues below video.
“I wanted to recognise the women who were not recognised for their incredible work this year in my subtle way,” Portman explained to the Los Angeles Times.
The dress earned Portman praise online, including from peers like Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington and Laura Dern.
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