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

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

Give Natalie Portman an award for being Natalie Portman.

While presenting the nominees and victor alongside director Ron Howard, Portman notes, quite pointedly, that the nominees were all male. Now that took over the internet like a storm before Oprah Winfrey delivered her moving speech.

That struggle intensified upon the announcement of this year's Golden Globe nominations, which ultimately saw Lady Bird filmmaker Greta Gerwig - despite the hefty monetary, critical, and industry-wide footprint left by her solo directorial debut - shut out of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's five-strong set of best director nominees.

The all-male nominees for the Best Director category included victor del Toro for "The Shape of Water", Martin McDonagh for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", Christopher Nolan for "Dunkirk", Ridley Scott for "All The Money in the World" and Steven Spielberg for "The Post".

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

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ESPN declined to comment to Sporting News about Nolan, but is known to handle controversial situations on a case-by-case basis. Nolan also joked about Patriots QB Tom Brady not being smart and that she was on a lot of meds for a head cold.

"I couldn't believe someone had to immediately follow Oprah and then Natalie Portman comes through with that", Twitter user said.

Even Mindy Kaling was super impressed.

Unfortunately, the category was best actress in a musical or comedy. "That was 34 years ago", she said. And while she attended the awards ceremony as a presenter, it was her accurate and cutting remark while giving out the award for best director that had everyone buzzing, CNN reported.

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.

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