Vanity Fair shares 1st look at 26th annual Hollywood issue

Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Lopez and Eddie Murphy grace the cover of the magazine posing as some of the biggest stars of the roaring '20s.
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we count down to the oscars. This morning we're getting a first look at "Vanity fair's" 26th annual Hollywood issue and you're going to recognize this year's cover stars and let's see, Renee zellweger, Jennifer Lopez and Eddie Murphy. This year's issue celebrates the biggest stars of the roaring '20s so let's take a look. This trio of Hollywood heavyweights covering "Vanity fair's" annual Hollywood issue, Renee zellweger, newly Oscar nominated for her role in "Judy." Eddie Murphy in his return to comedy and Jennifer Lopez hailed for her role in "Hustlers." All pictured on a road trip to Hollywood along with 20 of 2020's biggest stars, Florence Pugh of "Little women" also just nominated. Awkwafina, Laura Dern and Antonio Banderas. The surreal panoramic image created over three days in an empty hanger with over 100 glamorous gowns and 400 pairs of shoes on set and enough jewels for a dozen armed guards to protect for a true Hollywood ending. True Hollywood ending, indeed. "Vanity fair" editor in chief radhika Jones is joining us now. Oscar nominations just announced. Some big surprises but also some backlash. A little backlash. No female directors nominated. A lot of lack of diversity. What is it going to take for Hollywood to understand this and kind of get on track? Well, you know, systemic change is slow and it is difficult and one of the advantages that we have at "Vanity fair" is that we can tell our own narrative about what Hollywood is and our three cover stars represent so many different strands of stardom right now. There is Renee zellweger who is almost a shoo-in to win but Eddie Murphy who did a Netflix film and announced a new comedy tour. No one like him in our culture and Jennifer Lopez who had the buzziest role of the year in "Hustlers" which is a film, let me remind you written, acted and directed by women and it's headlining the halftime show at the super bowl so wanted to cover all of that expanse and our road trip is a dreamscape of the Hollywood we want to see. This is the road to Hollywood. That's what this issue is all about. A lot of the cover stars have been nominated. Laura Dern, Renee zellweger, Antonio Banderas, Florence Pugh but there's so many -- so many stars out there. I'm just curious how do you guys choose who is going to make the cover. Well, as you can imagine there are a lot of meetings and a lot of conversations and watch all the movies and we do look for something that feels representative. We've looking for people at the beginning of their careers, young stars rising stars, a trio of very young boys in the portfolio from movies like "Honey boy" and looking for the quality that alfre Woodward it's all about the mix and star quality. They're all so different. Is there one thing you learned they have in common. You know, when we talk to them on set, they all bring this incredible joy to their work and they -- I think they all understand how much importance they represent because people really do aspire to Hollywood. Yes, they do. These stars are a vehicle for dreams. Thank you so much. The issue is on newsstands

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