Natalie Portman Calls Out 'All Male' Award Nominees

Tonya Becker
January 10, 2018

Evidently, this disconnect did not escape the attention of Natalie Portman, who instantly made one of the most iconic moments of the night when she introduced the candidates by saying, "And here are the all-male nominees".

As she was on stage to present the victor alongside another male director, Ron Howard, Portman introduced the "all-male nominees" to gasps and shocked laughter from the audience. Let's just say we're already sketching out a Renaissance painting in this moment's honor.


Guillermo del Toro beat out fellow directors Martin McDonagh [Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri] Christopher Nolan [Dunkirk], Ridley Scott [All The Money in the World] and Steven Spielberg [The Post], to win best director at the 2018 Globes.

Natalie Portman is making news for what she said at the January 7 Golden Globes. Actors and actresses wore black to make a statement against sexual misconduct.


Only one woman has ever won in the category is Barbra Streisand, for "Yentl" in 1984.

"Yas Natalie Get Em Girl", tweeted the actress and writer Mindy Kaling.


Some people were quick to praise Portman for highlighting the fact that female directors were overlooked. The pair even sang "And the Golden Globe goes to" in ideal harmony before presenting The Shape of Water with the win. Still, when the time came to announce the nominees for Best Director, there was not a single woman on the list. Some 16 years ago, The Hours and Chicago were the last pair to achieve the feat. And given the increasing demand for equality and the number of award-worthy work this year - Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird", Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman", and Dee Rees' "Mudbound" to name a few - it was disheartening for many to see only men nominated for the award.

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