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Natalie Portman Calls Out 'All Male' Award Nominees

Natalie Portman Calls Out 'All Male' Award Nominees

The actress graced the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night to announce the victor for the Best Director category, which to the dismay of many included only male directors.

While presenting the nominees and victor alongside director Ron Howard, Portman notes, quite pointedly, that the nominees were all male.

America Ferrera and Natalie Portman attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. "Time's up!" she said.

And yet Golden Globes producers thought it was a good idea to follow Oprah's speech by crowning the victor for Best Director, a category made up exclusively of men.

The admonishment continued when Barbra Streisand was introduced as having "made history as the only woman to receive a Globe for directing".

If she had received a nomination, however, Gerwig wouldn't have been the first woman to do so.

Natalie Portman, oh how we love you.

Guillermo del Toro won for "The Shape of Water".

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.

Greta Gerwig was genuinely robbed, though, although she was allowed to be the one to speak when the film won best comedy. Nope! Dee Rees of "Mudbound" would've also been a good option, or even Patty Jenkins of "Wonder Woman", although that one might be a stretch.

The category caused controversy when the nominees were announced previous year (17), as many had predicted Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig and Mudbound's Dee Rees would make the shortlist.


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