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With films such as 12 Years a Slave, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and Fruitvale Station dominating awards season, this has been a year of new, diverse faces on the red carpet. And Vanity Fair smartly capitalized on this news to make a bit of history with their latest cover.

For the 20th annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, the magazine celebrates a year of spectacular film with a group of distinguished actors that just happens to include six minorities who gracefully graced the silver screen in 2013/14. This cover marks the first time the magazine has featured six people of color on its cover. The best part? They didn’t even have to try.

The cover, a three-panel foldout, was shot by Vanity Fair contributing photographer Annie Leibovitz, and features Oscar nominees Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), as well as Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), George Clooney (Gravity), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Chadwick Boseman (42), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), and Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color).

Check out a second snap of the cover without the text below.



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