Leading ladies smoulder in black gowns as they pose for cover of Vanity Fair's 2016 Hollywood Issue

A host of Hollywood stars have posed for the cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue

Hollywood's leading ladies have gathered to bring some serious star power to Vanity Fair's 2016 Hollywood issue.

This year's Best Actress Academy Award contenders Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Charlotte Rampling and Saoirse Ronan all take centre stage in the stunning spread, shot by revered photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The women all dressed in black for the 22nd edition of the publication's annual Tinseltown special.

The main view of the cover - first revealed on Monday on Snapchat - was also occupied by heavy hitters including Viola Davis and Jane Fonda, as well as the likes of breakthrough star Alicia Vikander and 2014 Oscars darling Lupita Nyong'o.

Leading ladies: A host of Hollywood stars have posed for the cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue. (L-R) Jane Fonda, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Brie Larsen (bottom), Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong'o, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Saoirse Ronan, and Diane Keaton

Leading ladies: A host of Hollywood stars have posed for the cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue. (L-R) Jane Fonda, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Brie Larsen (bottom), Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong'o, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Saoirse Ronan, and Diane Keaton

Noticeably the shoot features actresses from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds following the race row which has engulfed this year's Academy Awards.

The ceremony has come under fire from prominent stars such as Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and director Spike Lee, who have vowed to boycott the ceremony on February 28th after all 20 nominees in the acting categories were white for a second year in a row.

Cate and Jennifer are both nominated for Academy Awards for Actress in a Leading Role for their work in Carol and Joy, respectively.

Aussie beauty Cate, 46, showed off her enviable figure in a plunging, spaghetti strap gown as she leaned against Viola in the dreamy shot.

Her blonde tresses were parted off to the side and styled in soft curls, with the dramatic look complimented with bold, dark eyeliner.

Jennifer, 25, leaned back against the How To Get Away with Murder star in a form-fitting, sleeveless dress, as her blonde locks were slicked back into a chic up-do.

Two-time Oscar winner - and star of Netflix's Grace and Frankie - Jane modeled a shimmery, sequined ensemble along with classic, black pumps.

The star - who recently garnered a Golden Globes nomination for her work in Youth - looked younger than her 78 years as she stared demurely at the camera, with her short locks combed back and out of her face, highlighting her luminous skin.

 
 
 
 
 

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