Six Black actors in all are featured in the annual spread.
Vanity Fair seems to be making up for lost time after their all-white Hollywood Issue cover in 2010 sparked an outrage. The esteemed publication, which put Jay Z and Kerry Washington on covers this year, has included six Black actors on the annual Hollywood issue this year.
Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejifor, Lupita Nyong'o, Naomie Harris, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan join Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Margot Robbie, Lea Seydoux, Brie Larson and Jared Leto for the honor.
The star-studded, three-panel foldout cover "celebrates a year of spectacular film with a group of distinguished actors," Vanity Fair states.
In the main cover photo, Roberts, 46, sits across Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star Elba's lap wearing a blazer, fishnet stockings and black high heels. 12 Years a Slave's Ejiofor, 36, and Clooney, 52, pose beside them looking dashing in black tuxes with white bow ties.
The pull-out cover features Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Oscar nominees Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave), as well as Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Larson (Short Term 12), Boseman (42), Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color).
This year's most prominent red carpet standout, Nyong'o, is stunning in a floor-length gold gown. The 30-year-old Kenyan actress, who has consistently been winning best-dressed this award season, shows off her toned physique and effortless style in the gorgeous dress.
The Annual Hollywood Issue hits stands on February 11.
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(Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair Magazine 2014)