The secret meaning behind Natalie Portman's Oscars look

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US-Israeli actress Natalie Portman arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images.

Natalie Portman, a vocal supporter of women’s rights and equal pay, used her moment on the red carpet to once again shine a light on a cause close to her heart.

The 38-year-old Oscar winner attended the 92nd Academy Awards dressed in an eye-catching black and gold Dior gown, which she accessorized with a black cape that held more than meets the eye.

Embroidered along the seams of the flowing cape were the names of the female directors who weren’t nominated for an award this year.

US-Israeli actress Natalie Portman wears a cape embroidered with the names of female film directors who were not nominated for Oscars as she arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images.

Included in the list were notable directors like Greta Gerwig, Lorene Scafaria, and Sofia Coppola who were snubbed at this year’s ceremony.

“I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year in a subtle way,” Portman shared in a clip posted by journalist Amy Kaufman.

This isn’t the fist time that Portman has spoken out against the lack of diversity in Hollywood.

At the 2018 Golden Globes, Portman presented the award for best director alongside Ron Howard, highlighted “the all-male nominees” in a hint of snark.

Fans are loving the shady moment, celebrating Portman’s decision to take a stand against the Academy and raise awareness for women in filmmaking.

“Yes! It is a real disgrace that the Oscars are so male-dominated and so monocultural. Especially since there are so many talented actors and directors who are not white men,” said one fan.

“Padme serving more than looks tonight at the Oscars. Love her always,” added another.

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