Natalie Portman's All-Male Directors Category Remark Prompts Quick Reaction

Tracee Ellis Ross Emma Stone Billie Jean King

Tracee Ellis Ross Emma Stone Billie Jean King

With regards to the acceptance speeches, Laura Dern, Elisabeth Moss, Frances McDormand and Nicole Kidman were just some of the actresses that spoke out and showed solidarity with that particular cause, but it's arguable that Natalie Portman's speech upstaged them all.

After co-presenter Ron Howard announced the category, Portman added with an expert level of shade, "And here are the all-male nominees".

The two followed a rousing speech by Cecil B. De Mille honoree Oprah Winfrey who had promised girls and young women watching the show that 'a new day is on the horizon.

"Here are all the male nominees", she said as Ron Howard began to list the nominees.

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While Gerwig's inclusion among 2018 nominees Guillermo del Toro, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Martin McDonagh, and Christopher Nolan would have been welcome (and deserved), this year's Golden Globe Awards did make strides for female-centric films in general.

Immediately after Natalie's bold comment, stars like Jane The Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez, 33, and How To Get Away With Murder's Matt McGorry, tweeted their praise for Natalie.

That was Barbra Streisand who won in 1984 for her film Yentl.

Unfortunately, the category was best actress in a musical or comedy. "And you know that was 1984 - that was 34 years ago".

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In the end, the award for best director went to Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape Of Water.

The duo then walked the red carpet together, joining up with more powerful women to take photos together, including Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, and Billie Jean King.

Barbra Streisand is the only woman who has ever won the Golden Globes award for film directing in the show's 75 year history.

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