Natalie Portman Calls Out 'All Male' Award Nominees

Calvin Saunders
January 9, 2018

Natalie Portman and Ron Howard had the super tough job of following Oprah Winfrey's incredible Cecil B. DeMille Award speech.

Portman attended the awards night to announce the victor for the Best Director category and after co-presenter Ron Howard introduced the nominees she sarcastically said, "And here are the all-male nominees". "'And here are the all male nominees.' Natalie Portman calls it for what it is", Shonda Rhimes tweeted. "Folks, time's up", she said, referring to the movement against gender inequality and sexual harassment.

Unfortunately, the category was best actress in a musical or comedy. Her onstage statements included a jab at the continued wins for men saying, "backstage I heard they said I was the only woman...to get the best director award, and you know, that was 1984: That was 34 years ago".

Another female wrote: "Me and my friends just bawled our eyes out at Oprah's speech".

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Only one woman has ever won the award for best director in the Golden Globes' 75-year history.

She talked both about her experience as a little girl watching Sidney Poitier win an Academy Award in 1964, and about women speaking truth-a prevalent theme last night given all that's happened in Hollywood the last few months. Guillermo del Toro, 53 - who eventually took home the Golden Globe for Best Director for his film, The Shape of Water - was in utter shock over her diss.

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. Strong supporter of the Time's Up initiative and category presenter Natalie Portman was not about to let that oversight go unnoticed.

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