Look closer: Cate Blanchett gets the photoshop treatment on yet another magazine cover.

Magazine covers aren’t exactly renowned for their truthful representation of the female form.

But we think this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly is especially bizarre.

The cover features Oscar hopefuls Cate Blanchett (who’s tipped to win Best Actress for her role in Woody Allen’s film Blue Jasmine) and Lupita Nyong’o (who is a frontrunner in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in 12 Years a Slave).

So far, so normal. The off bit? They don’t actually seem to have been photographed together.

Instead, it looks a bit like they’ve been cut-and-pasted together afterwards into a stiff embrace that reminds us of our own awkward formal photos (forced smiles, anyone?).

Now take a closer look at Lupita’s hand and outstretched thumb hovering creepily over Cate’s forearm.

Are we taking crazy pills, or are these two starlets very definitely not actually touching at all? In fact it’s quite possible that they weren’t even together in the same room for the photoshoot but have instead been cut and copied onto the cover together.

Here are some other serious Photoshop fails. Which is worst? The competition is stiff.