The cover image for the upcoming New Hollywood Issue of VF was released today, and as usual, it features a three-page spread of hot young actresses shot in gauzy bright lighting by Annie Leibovitz. So, who made the cut?
From left to right, that's: Abbie Cornish, Kristin Stewart, Carrie Mulligan, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood, and Anna Kendrick.
Some of these are obvious: Anna Kendrick and Carey Mulligan, for instance, are both probably going to be nominated for Oscars tomorrow, and Kristin Stewart is in Twilight, so duh. Some are happy surprises: I have a soft spot for Emma Stone, for some reason, and it's good to see that Cornish is getting some recognition for her role in the generally overlooked Bright Star. And then some of them are definitely special deliveries from left field (sorry, Rebecca Hall, but I barely know who you are).
But the real thing that puzzles me about this cover is this: where the hell is Gabourey Sidibe? In a year when she is arguably the break-out young actress and a lock for a Best Actress nomination, if not a win, what business does she have not being on this cover? Especially when two of the pictured actresses are repeats from earlier "New Hollywood" issues and one of them is Evan Rachel Wood.
So that's my beef. But what do you guys say? Who was unfairly left out? Who was unfairly let in? Let us know in the comments.