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Oscars 2020: Natalie Portman makes a powerful female statement on the red carpet


Natalie Portman has made a powerful female statement by recognising the lack of women directors at the 2020 Academy Awards.

Portman, who made the very public decision to reference the lack of female representation during the Best Director award at the 2019 Oscars, has returned 12 months later with the same message.

“Here are all the male nominees,” Portman said last year while presenting the award and reading the names of Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Steven Spielberg (The Post), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and eventual winner, del Toro.

Now, appearing back on the red carpet for the 92nd Academy Awards, Portman has again been forced to make her point known about the total lack of female representation at the high profile award ceremony.

Donning a Dior dress, the actress has embroidered the names of all the female directors who weren’t nominated for the 2020 event.

See the clip and explanation, below.