David Oyelowo is covering the 2015 Hollywood Issue of Vanity Fair. Check out the Selma star and his VF counterparts inside, plus model Jourdan Dunn is all glammed up for GLAMOUR magazine’s March 2015 issue….
It’s David Oyelowo’s time…whether he got a Best Actor Oscar nod or not. The actor is on the cover of Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue, just released with a sneak peek today.
And if you didn’t notice, he’s the only non-white face on the entire cover, which was shot by Annie Leibovitz. While there is not one person of color included in the 20 Best Actor and Best Actress categories of the Oscars, folks have taken notice (again) at Hollywood’s diversity issue. The lack of nominations is not to say no one of color was deserving of a nod, or shine in general. And David made it known it’s Hollywood’s issue….not people of color’s.
During the recent Santa Barbara International Film Festival, David spoke on his Best Actor snub for his portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. saying:
“We, as black people, have been celebrated more for when we are subservient, when we are not being leaders or kings or being at the center of our own narrative.”
The man speaks truth. The Hollywood Reporter captured his words saying:
He directed criticism at both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the larger film industry for, historically, out of “white guilt,” telling stories about black people only through the eyes of white protagonists, saying, “So you have a very nice white person who holds black people’s hands through their own narrative.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian and British star is carrying on about his career. He’s circling a Disney project called “Queen of Katwe” and the film “Americanah”, both alongside Lupita Nyong’o.
The full cover lineup is as follows:
Felicity Jones, a best-actress nominee for her performance as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
David Oyelowo, star of best-picture nominee Selma.
Benedict Cumberbatch, a best-actor nominee for his performance as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.
Sienna Miller, star of best-picture nominee American Sniper as well as Foxcatcher.
Miles Teller, star of best-picture nominee Whiplash.
Oscar Isaac, star of National Board of Review winner A Most Violent Year.
Channing Tatum, star of Foxcatcher, which received five Oscar nominations including best director.
Amy Adams, four-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner for Big Eyes.
Reese Witherspoon, who is Oscar-nominated alongside her Wild co-star Laura Dern.
Eddie Redmayne, a best-actor nominee for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
Check the BTS video below:
Meanwhile, British bombshell Jourdan Dunn is keeping it fabulous with her supermodel behavior. She’s got a glammed up spring spread in the March 2015 issue of GLAMOUR magazine:
Bring on spring!
Photogs: Annie Leibovitz/Alexi Lubomirski