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Natalie Portman wears a cape with names of female directors who are rejected by Oscars on arrival at the awards

Natalie Portman shows her support for the female directors snapped at the Oscars by wearing a Dior cape embroidered with the names of every woman who was not nominated, including Greta Gerwig and Lulu Wang

Actress Natalie Portman, winner of the Academy Award, arrived on Oscars Sunday with a Dior cape embroidered with the names of female directors rejected by the award ceremony.

When asked why she had the names of “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig, “The Farewell’s” Lulu Wang and others, sewn in her cape, Portman who won for the best actress in the 2010 film “Black Swan” said that she wanted to recognize the women in a ‘subtle’ way.

The best director category of the Academy Awards was dominated by men for the 87th time in the 92-year history of the ceremony.

The five contenders for best director announced this Monday were Martin Scorsese for ‘The Irishman’, Todd Phillips for ‘Joker,’ Sam Mendes for ‘1917,’ Quentin Tarantino for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and Bong Joon- ho for “Parasite.”

Actress Natalie Portman, winner of the Academy Award, arrived on Oscars Sunday with a Dior cape embroidered with the names of female directors smuggled by the award ceremony

Actress Natalie Portman, winner of the Academy Award, arrived on Oscars Sunday with a Dior cape embroidered with the names of female directors smuggled by the award ceremony

When asked why she had the names of “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig, “The Farewell’s” Lulu Wang and others sewn in her cape, Portman who won for the best actress in the 2010 film “Black Swan” said she the women in a ‘subtle’ way

Portman can be seen on the red carpet in her Dior cape, with the names of female directors sewn along the inside of a lapel

Portman can be seen on the red carpet in her Dior cape, with the names of female directors sewn along the inside of a lapel

Portman can be seen on the red carpet in her Dior cape, with the names of female directors sewn along the inside of a lapel

The names of “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig, “The Farewell’s” Lulu Wang and others were sewn in gold thread

Sewed in the inseam of Natalie Portman's cape at the 92nd annual Academy Awards were the names of female directors who were snapped during the ceremony

Sewed in the inseam of Natalie Portman's cape at the 92nd annual Academy Awards were the names of female directors who were snapped during the ceremony

Sewed in the inseam of Natalie Portman’s cape at the 92nd annual Academy Awards were the names of female directors who were snapped during the ceremony

Apart from the fact that Gergwig and Wang were omitted from the nomination list, other women took over, including Melina Matsoukas, director of ‘Queen & Slim’, Kasi Lemmons who directed ‘Harriet’.

Also ignored were Lorene Scafaria who healed @Hustlers), Marielle Heller the director of ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ and Alma Har’el, who directed ‘Honey Boy’.

While Portman used her robe to highlight the contributions that women made to Hollywood that were overlooked by the Academy of Motion Pictures, an online platform also promised to shed light on those who had dived to the Oscars through ad breaks from use the ceremony to celebrate female directors.

Natlie Portman poses with her husband Benjamin Millepied on the red carpet of the 92nd annual Oscars on Sunday. Portman wears a Dior cape embroidered with the names of female directors who have been snarled at this year's award ceremony

Natlie Portman poses with her husband Benjamin Millepied on the red carpet of the 92nd annual Oscars on Sunday. Portman wears a Dior cape embroidered with the names of female directors who have been snarled at this year's award ceremony

Natlie Portman poses with her husband Benjamin Millepied on the red carpet of the 92nd annual Oscars on Sunday. Portman wears a Dior cape embroidered with the names of female directors who have been snarled at this year’s award ceremony

Non-profit initiative Give Her a Break has launched the online portal for Oscar’s live stream, which automatically plays viewer trailers for women-directed films during commercial breaks.

The initiative was born out of frustration about the absence of women in the best director category who are celebrating male nominees this year – with the website with sentences like ‘You stole our Oscars, so we stole your ads’.

It is after several stars used their speeches during award ceremonies to talk about industry diversity, including Joaquin Phoenix who spoke about the issue at the BAFTAs on Sunday evening.

Non-profit initiative Give Her a Break has launched the online portal for Oscar’s live stream, which automatically plays viewer trailers for women-directed films during commercial breaks.

The initiative was born out of frustration about the absence of women in the best director category who are celebrating male nominees this year – with the website with sentences like ‘You stole our Oscars, so we stole your ads’.

It is after several stars used their speeches during award ceremonies to talk about industry diversity, including Joaquin Phoenix who spoke about the issue at the BAFTAs on Sunday evening.

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