Vanity Fair Magazine Includes Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o And Gugu Mbatha-Raw On 2016Hollywood Cover
There was a time when we had to chide Vanity Fair every year around this time of year when inevitably they would release either their Hollywood or Young Hollywood issue and we would behold either no actors of color or a few, neatly tucked away in the creases of the inside covers. This year Viola Davis boldly joins Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett and Jane Fonda on the front cover while Lupita Nyong’o and Gugu Mbatha-Raw join Brie Larson, Charlotte Rampling, Saoirse Ronan, Rachel Weisz, Dame Helen Mirren and Diane Keaton on the inside cover.
So yes, Vanity Fair has done a better job this year. But is it enough?
The magazine cover includes several Oscar nominees — Blanchett, Lawrence, Larson, Rampling (who famously said ) and Ronan, an accomplishment most folks would say reflects how deserving they are for cover honors, and we see the effort made by choosing actresses of all ages, but do you think more women of color should be represented here?
The magazine unveiled their cover, shot by the famed Annie Leibovitz, on Snapchat Monday then posted several shots on IG.
Hit the flip for the individual shots of Viola, Gugu and Lupita