The magazine definitely made sure the 10 actors who appear on the extended, three-flap cover are representative among women, men and minorities on the big screen.
But men slightly outnumbered women, this year and the crowd definitely skewed a little older than the stars who appeared on 20 previous covers over the years.
In fact, no one is under 30 in the whole spread.
The actual out-facing cover was snagged by Amy Adams, Channing Tatum and Reese Witherspoon. Oddly, Witherspoon is the only Oscar nominee this year to hold down a cover spot.
The 38-year-old actress is up for Best Actress for her role in the movie “Wild,” about one woman’s lone trek along the arduous, 1,000-mile Pacific Coast Trail.
Adams, 40, won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Comedy or Musical for her role in the movie “Big Eyes.” But she was snubbed by the Oscars.
Tatum, the youngster on the cover at 34, has a hot movie coming out, “Magic Mike XXL” a sequel to the surprise hit about male strippers.
The second cover includes Felicity Jones, Eddy Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch and David Oyelowo, the star of the hit movie “Selma.” HE complained loudly about the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees. They’re all white; he’s African American.
Sienna Miller, Miles Teller and Oscar Isaac occupy the third fold-out flap.
Miller, 33, was once the most hated actress in her native United Kingdom. But she’s made a stunning comeback as an actress. She appeared in two hot movies, “Foxcatcher” and Best Picture nominee “American Sniper.”
Cumberbatch is an Oscar Best Actor nominee for “The Imitation Game” and Redmayne is up for the same award for “The Theory of Everything.” The latter is also up for Best Picture.
Check out the photos, shot by Annie Leibovitz, and try to figure out what it all means. We don’t have a clue. But here’s a hint: the subhead reads: “Swank, Swagger & Sweethearts.”
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