Natalie Portman attends Oscars in outfit featuring names of snubbed female filmmakers
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Actress Natalie Portman is capturing attention online for an outfit she wore to the Oscars ceremony that features the names of female directors who were snubbed by the Academy this year.    

Footage circulating online shows Portman wearing a black and gold sheer dress and cape, which featured the names embroidered in gold, while making an appearance on the red carpet on Sunday night. Some of the names on her cape included Lorene Scafaria, who wrote and directed “Hustlers,” Melina Matsoukas, the director behind “Queen & Slim," Alma Har’el, who directed “Honey Boy," and Greta Gerwig, who directed "Little Women."

When pressed by a reporter about her decision to wear the outfit, Portman said, “I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for the incredible work this year in my subtle way.”

Waad al-Kateab, the Syrian filmmaker behind the "For Sama” documentary, also turned heads on Sunday night with a pink gown that read "We dared to dream" and "We don't regret asking for our dignity."

According to the Annenberg Foundation, over 10 percent of the top films produced last year were directed by women, which marks the highest that number has been in a decade. 

However, despite that feat, no female directors were nominated for an Oscar this year.