Vanity Fair’s ‘Hollywood Issue’ features six (!!) black actors on their fold-out cover

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Here is the new March issue of Vanity Fair, the annual “Hollywood Issue”. Believe it or not, I still enjoy the annual Hollywood Issue, mostly because VF still goes all out with their Hollywood-themed articles. For the past, say, five years or so, the Hollywood pictorials have been really boring though. Almost always, the Hollywood Issue features, like, 95% white people. But not this year. This year they put SIX black actors on the cover, with two black men getting the very front of the issue (the part that everyone will see).

Now, of course, I would have preferred to see less Julia Roberts, especially because GET OFF OF HIS LAP. Look at her face! She’s like, “Haha, I get to sit on Idris! JELLY?” And she’s also got her hand on Chiwetel Ejiofor’s shoulder and I wish she wouldn’t. But I am glad to see Chiwetel and Idris on the cover especially, because they’ve both had good years and because it’s long overdue to see them on major magazine covers.

Shall we talk about lovely Lupita Nyong’o? In the fold-out, Lupita is dead-center in that fantastic Calvin Klein gown. How can you see anyone else? Gorgeous.

The cover also features: George Clooney, Naomie Harris, Jared Leto, Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan (YAY), Lea Seydoux, Margot Robbie and Chadwick Boseman. It’s particularly nice to see Michael B. Jordan and Naomie “arrive” because they’ve both been working forever.

You can see more from The Hollywood Issue here.


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  1. SonjaMarmeladova says:

    They are all beautiful, but my God, Naomi Harris is a stunner.

  2. JKL says:

    About time.

  3. blue marie says:

    I really like the cover, all of them look fantastic.

  4. Neffie says:

    Yeah thats great and long over due. And hey im not a total loser by the time Celebitchy has new posts its like 4 pm where i live so i don’t wake up and rush to the comp first thing in the morning he he

    • whipmyhair says:

      I’m a Sydney girl and the time is now 12:12am. So I either comment right when the article is posted (usually when I’m feeling like an insomniac) or I read it the next day and everyone else is sleeping.

      I went to Hawaii two years ago and was excited that I could come on Celebitchy and comment/reply to people while the post was still active! (My life is a non stop party if you couldn’t tell)

      Anyway my point is 4pm sounds pretty good to me!

      • Neffie says:

        Wow midnight, thats crazy, yeah its fine when its active,by the time you wake u its old news hehe

  5. Marigold says:

    I mean, is there any mistake about who the star of that whole shot is? Breathtaking.

  6. LAK says:

    Poor Chadwick Boseman was lost this year. Glad to see he is receiving a shout out.

  7. Greata says:

    Goodness Gracious! Chiwetel is such an elegant man.

    • grabbyhands says:

      That is a perfect way to describe him!

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      So true – I don’t know what it is about him but he just oozes class and elegance. Other men look good as well but he looks like he was born in this tuxedo. I would be so surprised if he was pap’d while drunkenly stumbling out of the club or even pulled something as harmless as the most tame Hiddlestonian stunt.

  8. Penny says:

    Good god the photoshopping is appallingly bad.

    I’m glad Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson are getting some attention.

  9. bns says:

    Why George and Julia, though? Ugh.

    And, as happy as I am about this, Hollywood still has a long way to go when it comes to diversity. Asians, Latinas, and Native Americans are still not represented.

    • Zadie says:

      Latinas are not a separate race, are they?

      • notpretentious says:

        Thank you Zadie! We are all the same race, just different ethnicities.

      • bns says:

        My point still stands. How many Latina movie stars can you name and how many times have they been on the cover?

      • LAK says:

        BNS: Latin movie stars off the top of my head:
        Rosie Perez
        Rita Moreno
        Rosario Dawson
        Salma Hayek
        Penelope Cruz
        Antonio Banderas
        Javier Bardem
        Sophia Loren
        Cameron Diaz

        All except Rosie Perez, Rita Moreno, Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem have vanity fair covers either as group or individually. The others have articles in the magazine.

        Actually I can’t remember if Rita Moreno has ever been featured, but i’ve been a faithful subscriber since my teens. She could have had a small page, like Lena Horne did once. Or in one of the spectacular witty photoshoots they did in the 90s.


        Kibbles: Isn’t Taylor Lutner Native American?

      • V4Real says:

        @bns said “And, as happy as I am about this, Hollywood still has a long way to go when it comes to diversity. Asians, Latinas, and Native Americans are still not represented.

        She never said Latinas were a seperate race, she said we need more diversity.

        @LAK you forgot Zoe Zaldana, Jessica Alba, Laz Alonso, Eva Longoria, Sofia Vergera Patricia Velasquez and even Elsa Pataky.

        Even though cameron Diaz is half Cuban she has mainly played roles where she is assumed to be White. When was the last time you seen Cameron in a role where she was representing being a Latino?

        Still this is a very small percentage when compared to White actors/actresses. That list would never end.

      • LadySlippers says:


        Taylor is mostly of European descent with some very distant Native links on his mother’s side.

      • LAK says:

        V4REAL: I deliberately left off TV actors, but you make a very good point. And I can’t decide if Jessica Alba is a movie or TV star. What do you think?

        We both forgot Benicio Del Toro, Eva Mendes and Benjamin Bratt.

        I know that Cammy D is seen as a primarily a white actress, but it’s amazing to me that people simply gloss over her mixed race heritage, and yet they will beat Zoe Saldana over the head if she identifies exclusively with one side.

        Actually, Zoe has had a cover too. She was on the 2008 hollywood edition with America Ferreira.

        The only Asian actor who has been on the cover of the hollywood edition is Zhang Ziyi.

      • V4Real says:

        @LAK who said “And I can’t decide if Jessica Alba is a movie or TV star. What do you think?”

        Can I chose neither….. I kid: I actually like Alba. Alba and Vergara are hard to call because Alba started in TV and went to movies where as Vergara continuously do TV as well as movies ‘Soul Plane, Four Brothers, Chasing Papi, Meet The Browns and The Smurfs are just some of her movie roles. Her next big screen role is in Jon Favreau’s Chef along with Favreau and RDJ. So she’s a small screen and big screen star.

        I think Zoe gets beat over the head because a lot of people view Zoe as an opportunist. She would claim to be Black to land the Black roles but then you will hear her talk about being a Latina but mention nothing about her race which she describes as Black. Recently when she got married she said that’s what us Latinas do, we move fast. Some people think she claims Black when it is beneficial to her.

    • kibbles says:

      I don’t know if any of us will still be alive when/if Hollywood takes Asian and Native American actors seriously. Native Americans have never received the respect they deserve from the American government or the public. Don’t know when they will get some long overdue attention. At least there are more blacks and Latinos making their mark on Hollywood.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Hear hear to the respect that we should be giving to the Native Americans.

        Actually, we should be respectful period and disregard the amount of melanin in skin. So I cannot wait to see more diversity all around.

    • Renee says:

      I agree BNS,

      I think it’s great that they actually have an equal number of black actors to white ones (they’ll usually just throw a couple of black folks in amongst a setting of mainly white folks and call it a day) diversity doesn’t mean white people plus -insert- two-racialized-individuals-in. They should include people from all sorts of racialized backgrounds including white!! in order for it to be a showcase of true diversity.

    • Marigold says:

      George produced August: Osage County and was in Gravity and Julia was nominated for August: Osage County. Could they have put someone in their places? Yeah, sure, but those two sell magazines and have a lot of power in Hollywood.

      • jj says:

        Nobody talks about Clooney’s lame performance in Gravity and his movie got no nomination except for Meryl and Julia. But since he hasn’t found himself another paid PR arm piece I guess he needed some other form of self promotion. They should have put Judi Dench, Steve MCQueen or Joaquin Phoenix on the cover instead. All of them way cooler and WAY more talented.

    • Megan says:

      they are huge movie stars, and have Oscar nominated movies out.

      Look I would have gone with someone other then Julia (as I’m not a fan)-Kate, Amy Adams. But Julia is one of the worlds biggest movie stars, she is nominated for an Oscar its obvious why she was chosen.

      Add to the fact that THIS year these are the people involved in huge movies Oscar movies.

      • vylette says:

        Sandra Bullock shouldve been on the cover instead of Julia. She deserves it more than her. I feel julia is looking too smug sitting on Idris elbas lap

  10. embertine says:

    I’m actually loving the look of glee on Julia’s face. Fair play to her, if I was sitting on Idris Elba’s lap I’d have exactly that expression too.

    • Just me says:

      yes, I’m jealous now

    • Sullivan says:

      Yep. For the first time in a long time, I think her giant grin is sincere. I would be grinning from ear-to-ear, too. She looks great. The men are dashingly handsome. Good cover.

    • Megan says:

      With out question, I’d have a bigger smile then she does. Honestly if I got to be in a photo- sitting on Idris lap, touching Chwital, in front of George, next to Michael and Jared I’d be like suck it bitches you wish you were me!!

      This is the best looking group of men a magazine has ever put on a cover. No shade to Julia on this one I am just real jealous.

  11. truthSF says:

    Ooh, I’m cyber pulling this chick off of my man’s lap by her hair and yanking her hand from around my other man’s shoulder! 😀

    • MsGoblin says:

      LOL! Agreed. Thanks for taking care of that awful woman.

      And they ARE fine looking men, aren’t they? I sitting here gazing and sighing.

    • Charlotte says:

      I out-loud said to myself ‘oh no, she best not be sitting on Idris’s lap’. Not that there’s a damn thing I can do about it. I can’t even hate her for it, ’cause, she’s only human.

  12. Thinkaboutit says:

    Lupita looks like an Oscar statue in the best possible way. She is so breathtaking that the hairs on my arms stood up!

  13. minime says:

    It was about time. That is a beautiful photo shoot.

  14. Mark says:

    Fruitvale station was insanely overrated and why do people act like they’ve followed Chiwetel Ejiofor since Amistad? You never heard the fan girls talking when he was in Children Of Men

    • AG-UK says:

      what about Four Brothers… probably not enough people saw that.

    • embertine says:

      Some of us Brits did! Try Serenity and Kinky Boots, Love Actually, Amistad, Dirty Pretty Things… all fabulous.

      • Kali says:

        Thank you! I’m not going to say how long I tried to find some equivalents to the shoes in “Kinky Boots” after I saw it (hint: too long)

      • AG-UK says:

        I have seen those as well. I only saw Four Brothers by mistake on Sky… I don’t know about him and his white fur coat LOL

    • truthSF says:

      Excuse me, I’ll have you know that I’ve been trying to have Chiwetel’s babies since Serenity thankyouverymuch.

    • Marigold says:

      People have newly discovered his talent?! Blasphemy! Everyone, cease liking him immediately. If it hasn’t been for always, it should never be.

      • Sullivan says:

        Ha! He sounds a bit like the hipsters who believe they discovered an indy band, then get annoyed when the band gets popular.

      • I Choose Me says:


        And yeah, I remember Chiwetel in Children of Men but Serenity is definitely what put him on my radar. Then I saw Kinky Boots for the first time and he became a forever love.

      • Mark says:

        I’m not saying people have to stop liking him at all so don’t twist my words just people are acting like they were his first fan.

    • Leah says:

      I have had a crush on Chiwetel since i was a teenager. He is known to us brits, especially those that go to the theatre. He has been doing wonderful work for a decade. This was the year america discovered him.

    • hiddlesgirl85 says:

      So not true! I’ve loved him since Serenity and adored him in Four Brothers. That campy movie is both me and my mom’s guilty pleasure.

      He’s been repping for Nigerians and as a Nigerian American, I am soo proud!

    • Georgia says:

      Ohh I have been his fangirl for many, many years. I’m very happy he’s finally getting more attention, it means more great roles! Maybe Kinky Boots will get backwards-recognition, I love that movie

    • wheezy says:

      @mark…wow. I’ll play it old school- hi Hater!

      Ummm…Michael b. Jordan….YEOMAN
      Lupita looks beyond gorgeous.

    • Sixer says:

      Another long time pedestal-putter for Chiwetel here. Hush now, Mark.

  15. Neffie says:

    Julia literally looks like the cat who got the cream. Hilarrrr

  16. GiGi says:

    What a great cover! I love that when you look at the photo in its entirety, Lupita just hold the center so perfectly. They did a great job (for once).

  17. lucy2 says:

    Wow, Lupita looks AMAZING. It’s like no one else can even get too close, she’s too awesome.
    Hate that Julia ended up hogging the main cover.
    Glad to see them diversifying a bit, and especially giving attention to some very talented but not as well known actors.

  18. Alice says:

    Am I the only one who finds this cover -oh so sadly, one more time- sexist?
    It’s like they are three cool, confident men, she’s just the entertainment. None of them is showing skin, and why would they? they are three competent actors. She’s just a pair of legs on that photo..
    (Lupita is gorgeous, and it’s about freakin time ethnic diversity comes into the picture)

  19. lady mary. says:

    wow,did anyone notice the title on the coverpage”Goop ,gossp and gwenyth”,so its that particular gossip we all have been tortured for months abt goop?

    • LAK says:

      I saw that was the first cover line I noticed too. Written by the editor himself!!!! I hope it truly dishes as opposed to a washout.

      • lady mary. says:

        “fingers crossed” ; but i doubt it ,it will be smthn luke warm like Liberty ross interview

    • Sullivan says:

      I fear the much talked about article on GOOP will be woefully disappointing.

    • Aras says:

      Apparently, it’s just Graydon Carter’s Editor’s Letter about the gossip surrounding the Vanity Fair “hit piece.” It’s not an actual piece about Gwyneth and her Goop empire.

  20. Kenyan247 says:

    Its appalling that people like Goerge Cloiney and Julia ‘Horse-Face’ Roberts get to be featured here yet there are other black actors who did a good job last year.I think they are jus there by default or representing old Hollywood or some sh!t lyk that but they flat out do not deserve to be there.Everybody keeps on forgetting about FOREST WHITAKER!!He did a very good job in the Butler that deserves truckloads of recognition.That man can Act so i dont understand why everybody else doesnt see that!But thank God Jennifer Lawrence did not feature here,I have gotten tired of her getting hyped and awarded and i dont think she does anything to deserve it IMO.Lupita ,as usual,is personified perfection!!

    • LAK says:

      Your comment is all about race, BUT in context of the films that have been celebrated this year, Julia and George deserve to be on this cover. Julia was in AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY whilst George was in GRAVITY and produced AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY.

      That cover, for once represents all the good films that came out this year as opposed to the rubbish, who are they? People and covers they’ve highlighted in years past.

      For once the cover reflects public and hollywood interests.

      From Chiwitel (12YAS) across to Lea (BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR).

      • Sullivan says:

        LAK, I completely agree.

      • Kenyan247 says:

        @LAK:you get me wrong comment is about the an actor who,IMO,deserved to be recognized just like the rest.the fact that you said the cover is for people who had good movies last year doesnt hold any water b/c Forest Whitaker was the lead in one of the best movies last year.the race card is there by default simply beacuse even the author of this post is shocked that so many black actors got to be feartured this year….and did you miss that small point where i wrote IMO to mean In My Opinion?

      • LAK says:

        Kenyan247: that is YOUR opinion. the numbers [public] and awards [critics] don’t agree with you. I honestly don’t care that Forest Whitaker was overlooked because the people who are being lauded this year have done a better job, this year, than he did. If he produces a stellar performance next year, i’ll be the first to applaud. Just as i have for several other films and awards he has won in the past.

        The Author of this post is shocked because the magazine is known for putting white actors ONLY on their cover. It’s become a thing. There is a media and industry argument that black doesn’t sell so yes, this cover is a shock.

    • Devyn says:

      Everyone else CAN see that Forest Whitaker can act and is great, that’s why he has won an oscar. The Butler was a very good movie, but not amazing, like 12 years a slave, or memorable like Gravity.

      And while I think it’s completely essential that we represent great black actors, lets not forget about the other minorities who deserve to be on this cover as well. Six black actors on the front is great, but we should put some Asian and Latinos actors or more than just black and white up there to REALLY make a point with this cover.

    • Megan says:

      Excuse me! Look I’d rather she Lupita up front but Julia deserves to be there as much as anyone as does George, and making it all about race like you’re doing is dismissing the amazing work all the actors on that cover did this year.

      Also for just fun lets remember that Vanity Fair is as business and Lupita is not as known as Julia and George, so she isn’t going to sell the magazines that they will YET. She is featured, she is the entire focal point of the fold. She looks stunning and will win the Oscar.

    • Nikkie says:

      Look you may think the Butler was the best movie of the year but it didn’t even get one Oscar nomination. The people on this cover represent the films that were the most critically acclaimed of the year. Julia Roberts is an Oscar nominee, George Clooney is representing two Oscar films. They deserve to be on that cover same with all the rest. You might be sick of Jennifer Lawrence but she too got an Oscar nomination this year. Your opinion of great films and who deserved to be nominated just doesn’t match up to most people.

  21. tifzlan says:

    It annoys me to no end that Julia is sitting in Idris’s lap with that look on her face. IDRIS. MY IDRIS.

  22. Zandy says:

    Who is that woman in see through dress, on far right? All I can see is her nipples.

    Otherwise great cover.

  23. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Again Julia Roberts and Clooney in the cover?? Why not DiCaprio,Bale,McConaughey,RDJ or Bullock?
    And finally some new faces ! Even black faces! VF saw the light or almost!

  24. Kali says:

    Why is Julia on the front cover? Serious question. She only had a part in a very large ensemble cast. I thought if they wanted the “bombshell woman” on the cover, they would’ve put Margot Robbie on there.

    • SonjaMarmeladova says:

      For which she got an Oscar nomination.

    • lady mary. says:

      i guess the more appropriate question is “why is Julia on the cover ANNNNNNND SITTING ON IDRIS’S LAP, AND HAS AN ARM AROUND CHITEWEL”, the only woman apart frm any of us who can do that is Lupita ,the rest ,back off

  25. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    I love Lupita and her breakout talent does call for her to be front and center of VF Hollywood issue. That being said I doubt there would be any black actors on the cover if it weren’t for Lupita and I bet she wouldn’t get the cover, or for the matter, the love and respect she has if she were black instead of African.

    • MS says:

      O.o what? Lupita IS black. Just because she’s not from America does not make her any less or more black.

    • hiddlesgirl85 says:

      @babythestarsshinebrite: I understand what you are saying. As a Nigerian American, I’ve seen the difference in treatment between Americans and Africans by other groups.

      It is worth noting that all but one of the black actors featured in this spread are non-Americans.

      • LAK says:

        don’t forget poor Chadwick Boseman. His film 42 very good. 4 out of 6 are Africans.

        the only actor who is being nominated for award after award, but receiving no love from the public is Barkhad Abdi

      • hiddlesgirl85 says:

        @LAK-Thanks for the correction about Boseman–correction: 4 out of 6.

        I completely forgot about Barkhad Abdi! That is such a shame that he is being ignored. He was wonderful in Captain Phillips. But East Africans are representing in the Award category in Hollywood this year for sure :). Go Abdi and Nyong’o!

        West Africans have been holding it down in terms of roles, but it has been great to see East Africans making headway recently as well.

  26. Green Eggs and Ham says:

    Julia is wonderful as expected.

  27. CaribbeanLaura says:

    I very rarely buy magazines. But I think I’ll give this one a purchase. And my eyes were drawn to Lupita instantly!!!! She looks like a damn oscar! You go Lupi!! (Yes I just made up a random nickname for someone I have never met. Please don’t judge.)

  28. malina says:

    wow, Lupita looks like a goddess in that golden dress!

  29. GeeMoney says:

    It’s about time, Hollywood. Here’s hoping for even more diversity on the covers of magazines in the future.

    And I can’t say I blame Julia… I’d have my hands all over Idris and Chiwetel too!

  30. grabbyhands says:

    Julia needs to move her ass off my husband’s lap immediately. Lupita looks like a flawless goddess as usual.

  31. Leah says:

    Really happy to see Chiwetel front and centre. He deserves it. Idris looks dapper. This is a great cover, although i must say i could do without Julia Roberts.

  32. Kiddo says:

    Whoever the red-headed actress is, Liebowitz hated her, no? She is either appearing to attempt to get up, or she was directed to go slump in the corner.

    • LAK says:

      That’s Lea Seydoux. French actress. she’s done amazing work over the past few years. she’s being celebrated for BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR which was the best film/Director and actress at Cannes 2013 and is nominated for foreign film Oscar.

      • Kiddo says:

        Thanks LAK. She still was given no respect in that photo. Maybe a good number of the photos weren’t flattering to some or other and this was the best? Her being shoved on the floor like that, her body positioning, and all, awful. I don’t think this photo should have made the cover because Lea looks like an after-thought, or no thought was given to her at all. Shoddy work.

      • LAK says:

        Kiddo: i agree. i was looking at a slide show of past covers this morning, and the person in that position is always an after thought.

      • lady mary. says:

        ilove her , she is an amazing actress ,@kiddo ,u should checkk out her movies especially the ones with Louis garell

  33. Ag says:



    Seriously, though. Get off.

  34. Faye says:

    They should have shoved Julia inside the fold out, and had Lupita front and center on the cover. Other than that, very nice!

  35. aquarius64 says:

    Lupita = goddess.

    And Julia needs to get off my fantasy husband’s lap.

  36. DT says:

    Finally! It’s not like significant talent hasn’t been available since the 20s. For heavens sake Hollywood. Look around you. Get to a stage play once in a while. There is enough Black talent to fill several covers. Check out places like the Pasadena Playhouse. They regularly feature astonishing and diverse artists. The depth of talent available is not breaking news to those of us who follow the theatre. At last, we are starting to see some if these terrific actors get the recognition in television and movies. But theatre is way ahead of Hollywood on this issue.

  37. P.J. says:

    Yes!!! This is such wonderful news and an absolutely GORGEOUS cover for ALL of the incredibly talented actors on it, not just the ones of color ☺

    That said, as the daughter of a black man who grew up-well, more like survived and endured-a childhood in the 1950’s/60’s South, my heart is singing over this and the all around historic year in film for African American ❤ (And in the case of this VF cover, black British actors as well.) My late father would certainly be rejoicing for all involved as I am!

    Also, could Jared and Lupita PLEASE happen?? He was so into her in all of the pics during the awards season. I mean, the way he was always embracing and staring at that woman and the way she looks at him…God, I would love to see them together. So much collective talent & beauty! GAH.

    • AG-UK says:

      I love Jared and I could “accept” that as it can’t be me 🙂 but I have a feeling he is sort of a flirt like he was with the Game of Thrones girl.. NO to that Yes to Lupita.

  38. Helvetica says:

    Finally! Still it will be nice once we see some Asians, Latinos, Middle Easterns and everything else, like the REAL world is.

  39. Mari says:

    And yet, no Hispanic, Asian, Native American, etc..

    I sometimes wonder if people remember that races issues and equality are more than just black and white. Don’t even tell me you couldn’t have thrown a Latina or an Asian actor in there, instead of Clooney (who I love) who was only in Gravity for like 15 mins.

  40. MSTHANG says:

    I might actually buy this edition. For so long minorities were put at the end in the fold out so this is nice to see. Lupita looks as if she was positioned in the center on purpose. I think Margot should have been closer to Lupita.

  41. Aly says:

    All black and white again and we’re supposed to be cheering how racism is over. It’s always White people with some Black people, ignoring everyone else, and we are supposed to be content with that. Sorry Asians, Latinos and everyone else, maybe in another 20 years. God even knows when they’ll give Native Americans the respect and chance they deserve in Hollywood.

    You could have at least put Oscar Isaac up there. He had a great year with Llewelyn Davis..

  42. Megan says:

    This is the best cover they have ever done. I love it, so many gorgeous extremely talented people.

    Side not I am not happy Julia is sitting on my man’s lap but I don’t blame her for smiling. But now she needs to move off my man’s lap.

  43. Migdalia says:

    Best Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue I’ve seen in years. I would actually purchase a hard copy and frame the fold out to put on my wall.

  44. hiddlesgirl85 says:

    Lupita’s hair is fierce. She’s repping really well for all of us Africans rocking the short and natural hair styles!

  45. Alina says:

    WTF have they done to Léa Seydoux??? Horrible pose, horrible dress, horrible look.

    Lupita and Naomi wow!!! 2 goddesses!
    Margot looks elegant/ Grace Kelly style

  46. brasileira says:

    My God, Lupita’s body…. all of Lupita…. what a beautiful woman!

  47. Jaana says:

    Lupita needs to do something about her hair. She already looks like a man with all those muscles, she needs to soften that jet black hair colour or get a weave or something.

  48. Marianne says:

    I actually don’t like that dress on Lupita. Makes her boobs look kind of weird. I think Naomie looks gorgeous though.

    The only one that I wasn’t familiar with when I saw the pictures last night were Chadwick Boseman.

    And although its great to see more black people included, they could still work on showing more ethnicities.

  49. Anesthetizes says:

    Ugh dispense with Julia and George and put some different young actors on the actual cover to join the hardworking black folks.

  50. Nene says:

    My my… Chiwetel has so much grace it’s unbelievable. And it’s hard for men to be graceful. I mean, it’s not a quality associated with men at all but he’s got it.

    Take a look @ Julia’s shit-eating grin, like the cat who got the cream. Reminds me of the young and sweet JR- we all loved – in Pretty Woman.

    I second the above poster,Lupita is the human oscar statue. The pale gold dress is spectacular on her. She’s got a very good posture.

    Michael Jordan is really goodlooking.

    Idris looks real attractive. Working the suit like no one’s business.

    Naomi Harris looks awesome. Love her dress.

    Maggot looks so pretty here.

    Jared is a 30 year old man in a 41 year old man’s body.

    In conclusion, they all look pretty good,this is one of the best Vanity Fair cover in a looong time.

  51. Nene says:

    Typo…* Jared is a 41 year old man in a 30 year old man’s body

  52. jj says:

    So nice to see Lupita, Chiwetel, Jared and Michael B on the cover. And if this means Lupita and Jared will get their Oscars I am all for it. Even if Lupita didn’t deserve the nomination I would love her to see her win, she is just too gorgeous and lovely.
    Julia sitting on Idris lap looks stupid, almost as stupid a that awful Eat Pray Love movie she did some years ago. Don’t really know why George C needs to be on the cover, his ego is already way too bloated.

  53. I Choose Me says:

    Lupita and Naomie. Damn! Seriously they are so damn beautiful to me. Look at Lupita’s figure in that dress. Look at the gorgeous skin that both women possess. I am girl-crushing on these two hard!

    Okay. Now, I shall read the article.

  54. Detritus says:

    Chiwetel’s face is awesome. Julia isn’t winning his attention like she thinks, he’s just playing nice.
    Julia thinks she’s got two new hot men into her and they’re famous and she’s loving it because in her mind she’s the center of attention.
    Idris is a handsome charmer and he knows it, and we know he knows it, and it’s still hot.
    Lupita could bring it a tad more in the face and the dress needs to be a size up. Shes got an amazing body but I always thought if you could see the belly button divot it’s too small. Maybe old fashioned of me? She’s still the only one I want to look at with that perfectly regal pose.

    Naomie’s trying to hard with that weird facial expression. She’s usually more awesome than this, but at least her dress is perfection.

    Don’t really care about the rest.

  55. Detritus says:

    Chiwetel’s face is awesome. Julia isn’t winning his attention like she thinks, he’s just playing nice.
    Julia thinks she’s got two new hot men into her and they’re famous and she’s loving it because in her mind she’s the center of attention.
    Idris is charming and hot and he’s knows it. And we know he knows it. And even that is charming and hot.
    Lupita could bring it a tad more in the face and the dress needs to be a size up. She’s still the only one I want to look at though, with that regal pose.
    Naomi is underehelming. She’s usually awesome. Dress envy though.
    The redheads nipples are showing, guess it’s not ready to wear fashion and Lupita dress looks very demure.

  56. happyfeet says:

    Kaiser you should do stand up comedy. That “get off his lap” was hilarious!!!

  57. Noname says:

    Why is there 5 black men and 1 black woman?

  58. mytbean says:

    WHAT does Lupita do to have a body like that? Every time I see her I’m stunned… and worried. Please please Hollywood, don’t ruin her. 🙁