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

The air of change Portman and Ferrera were among the many stars to sign the Time's Up campaign letter ahead of the New Year's Day launch

The air of change Portman and Ferrera were among the many stars to sign the Time's Up campaign letter ahead of the New Year's Day launch

Then Natalie Portman was like HOLD MY BEER, ' tweeted on female account user.

When Natalie Portman and [name] presented Guillermo del Toro with the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director, Natalie couldn't resist giving everyone in a quick reminder just who was missing from the category at large.

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.

After Ron said, "We are honoured to be here to present the award for best director.", Natalie made her point in a short but effective way, by adding, "and here are the all-male nominees".

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As always, social media was split.

'Me and my friends just bawled out eyes out at Oprah's speech.

That was for her 1984 movie "Yentl". Of the five other female directors who have been nominated at the Golden Globes - Jane Campion (The Piano), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), Ava DuVernay (Selma) and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty) - DuVernay is the only non-white woman.

"So backstage I heard they said something about my, uh, I was the only woman to get - did I hear right, yes - the only woman to get the Best Director award", Streisand told the audience, CNN reports. "That was 34 years ago", she said.

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

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, the film industry has been far more upfront about reporting the various instances of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse that have occurred within the industry.

Portman wasn't even nominated, but somehow she walked away with all the awards.

The best director category previously received backlash for its lack of female nominees.

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