ByHeather Snowden, writer at
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Heather Snowden

This Thursday marked the drop of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood Cover, the yearly celebration of the industry's hottest talents, the big guns, the breakout stars, and a couple of wild cards thrown in for good measure. It's a shimmering tradition, a glittering nod to the award season, a well-dressed ad shot by Annie Leibovitz intended to make mere mortals bask in the glamour of Hollywood's elite. And for the second year running, it features only women.

Bat your lids at it:

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Decked out in ruffles and sequins, this year's fare is pretty predictable — from A-Listers like La La Land's Emma Stone (arguably the frontrunner for the Best Actress Academy Award) and Amy Adams (who actually deserves to be the frontrunner for the Best Actress Academy Award), to faces destined for greatness such as Ruth Negga and Lupita Nyong'o. And then there are those who're seemingly included to confuse future generations, ones who'll ask why Dakota Johnson nabbed a spot while Thandie Newton or Michelle Williams didn't.

There's also a glaring omission of older actresses — where's Meryl Streep, for example, who was just awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year's Golden Globes? Where's your Diane Keaton-alike, dressed like Oliver Twist and standing awkwardly in the corner à la 2016's cover? Amy Adams is the eldest participant in this shoot, and she's only 42.

However, that's not to say that an all female cover doesn't get a F*** YEAH from us regardless. And, a peek within the pages reveals a gorgeous shot of Natalie Portman plus baby bump, which is reminiscent of Demi Moore's infamous cover shoot back in 1991:

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