Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Natalie Portman Presents Best Director: 'Here Are the All-Male Nominees'

Natalie Portman Presents Best Director: 'Here Are the All-Male Nominees'

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.

Standing alongside her fellow presenter, director Ron Howard, Portman made it a point to call out the category's major faux pas. "We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for Best Director".

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The gorgeous actress, who is expecting her first child with husband Ryan Piers Williams, wore a long, black, sparkly gown paired with a black blazer. Meanwhile, Portman's searing one-line indictment quickly became the talk of Twitter.

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.

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While on stage at the Golden Globes, Portman called out the industry with a single well-placed word.

Only one woman has ever won the award in the awards show's 75-year history - Barbra Streisand for her 1984 film "Yentl", which also won Best Picture that year. Perhaps the most surprising snub was that of Greta Gerwig, the director of "Lady Bird", who best director from the National Society of Film Critics on Saturday, and from the National Board of Review earlier in the season.

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