The cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue was covered in so much bad-ass girl power that the image had to span both covers. Flaunting some major industry talent and true icons, the issue is a testament to the incredible accomplishments of the amazing women it celebrates.
Collectively this group of inspiring women received 12 Oscar noms, 2 wins, and 3 best actress nominations.
YOU GO GIRLS!
But it doesn't stop there...
All in all, we can expect this group of girl bosses to keep killing it in 2017!
"Flaws are my favorite part of people, usually."
This year, Emma Stone received her first oscar nod for Best Actress for her role in La La Land, for which she also received this year's Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. This is her second Golden Globe bid (and win!) for Best Actress In A Musical or Comedy.
“It’s always a sign that I should do something if it scares me.”
Natalie Portman has taken home her third oscar nom for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in the film Jackie. Portman has been nominated alongside stone for Best Actress. Portman is also already the proud proprietor of one Academy Award of the same title for her Role in Black Swan.
"Perfect isn't normal, nor is it interesting."
Amy Adams has earned a total of 5 oscar nods over her career. 4 for Best Performance By An Actress in a Supporting Role - for her roles in Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter, and The Master. She has also received one nomination for Best Actress In A Leading Role for her performance in American Hustle in 2014.
“No matter where you are from your dreams are valid.”
Lupita Nyong'o made her first splash on the big screen in the 2013 film 12 Years A Slave, a role for which she received Golden Globe and Academy Award (which she won) nominations for Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role!
"Ninety percent of my roles, I've had to fight for."
Ruth Negga received her first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations this year for her role in Loving. She has been nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role and Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture, respectively!
"I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I’m only human."
In 2001 Dakota Fanning became the youngest actor or actress to ever been nominated for a Screen Actors Guid Award, a nomination she recieved for her role in I Am Sam. In the years that followed Dakota became one of America's most treasured child actresses and went on to work on award-winning films such as Taken, Charlottes Web, The Secret Life Of Bees, and War of The Worlds. However, she has since taken some time off of acting to grow up her own way.
"I don't think you should try to be anything you're not."
As the younger-sis of Dakota, Elle had some seriously big shoes to fill. Though she has yet to receive any major nominations, she has received 10 wins and 36 nominations for smaller awards. It's safe to say Elle has fully stepped out of her sister's shadow and is filling out her own stardom quite nicely. We can expect big things from her in 2017.
"I'm comfortable, and I think more women should be more confident."
Dakota is a new star to hollywood, and is known predominately for her roles as Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey, and Alice in How To Be Single. In 2016 she was awarded the BAFTA Rising Star Award, and we can confidently say that Dakota isn't done rising! Keep your eye on her in 2017!
"I've never had a plan, I've always done things from instinct."
Greta Gerwig is not only a talented actress, but also a talented filmaker. She can play on both sides of the screen. While she has yet to receive a major nomination she has been awarded 5 smaller awards and 56 other nominations! And she's just getting started!
Aja Naomi King
"Diversity is all-inclusive; it means everyone."
Aja Naomi King has been captivating us since How To Get Away With Murder Premiered first premiered 2 years ago, and she hasn't stopped wowing us since. In 2015 she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in HTGAM. As HTGAM prepares to launch its third midseason premiere we can only expect things for Aja to skyrocket from here!
"I believe that imagination inspires nations."
Monae is another entertainment chameleon. She is both a musician and an actress, and has received some major accolades in both capacities. In total she has amassed 10 wins, and 27 nominations!
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