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


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

Evan Rachel Wood wrote, "And Natalie Portman is my f****** Hero!"

Natalie Portman used her stage time at the Golden Globes while presenting, to slam the awards show for its lack of female nominees for best director!

"And here are the all male nominees", she said.

Oh, the best director victor, by the way, was Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.

People following along on social media were quick to praise Portman for making the most of the moment, crowning her the "savage queen".

Unfortunately, the category was best actress in a musical or comedy.

On the same night as the biggest sartorial protest for women's rights in Hollywood history, the Golden Globes failed to recognize the contributions of women in one major category: Best Director, Motion Picture.

In my humble opinion, I was very disappointed that director Dee Rees and her powerful film @mudboundmovie wasn't even nominated.

Barbra Streisand remains the only woman to have won the accolade, as she took the honor for directing the 1983 film Yentl; she received a follow-up nomination for directing 1991's The Prince of Tides.

While the Golden Globes have become increasingly more diverse, there are still a few categories that could use a little more diversification.

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.

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



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