Ruth Negga, Janelle Monáe, Lupita Nyong’o, Aja Naomi King Stun on Vanity Fair Cover

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Ruth Negga, Aja Naomi King, Janelle Monáe and Lupita Nyong’o are just some of the actresses featured on Vanity Fair’s Hollywood-issue cover.

The glamour photo was shot by Annie Leibovitz, and the actresses have some heavy Hollywood statistics between them. Among the 11 women, there are 12 Oscar nominations and two wins, three of whom are this year’s best actress nominees: the woman who stole Lindsey Lohan’s career Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and Negga.


The full lineup of actresses includes Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Dakota Johnson, Amy Adams and Greta Gerwig.

This year’s cover reflects just some of the diversity included in films. From Nyong’o’s Queen of Katwe to Negga’s appearance in Loving, as well as King in The Birth of a Nation and Monáe’s performances in Moonlight and Hidden Figures, it’s clear that black women rocked on-screen this year.

The Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair is available nationally on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

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Yesha Callahan

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).