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

09 January, 2018, 00:50 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • Time’s Up — whose members include many Globes attendees including Reese Witherspoon Gal Gadot and Emma Stone — unveiled itself Monday with full-page newspaper ads

And, these celebs agree!

"Let's make our workplaces look more like our world", she said in a video before slipping into her black Dior Haute Couture Golden Globes dress.

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. Her quick, but important remark was subject to a collective roar from the audience, which was their seal of approval. The camera panned to him immediately after Natalie's show-stopping moment, and he awkwardly slouched in his chair, with a cringeworthy look on his face.

On the contrary, some people argued that Portman's words took the shine off a memorable moment for Guillermo Del Toro - a director that frequently casts women as the main characters in his films and as a person, the Mexican director is widely acknowledged as one of the nicest people in Hollywood.

Natalie shared a video of the twosome on their way to the awards.

In the end, the award for best director went to Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape Of Water. Barbra Streisand, who was nominated twice, is the only woman to have ever won.

Some of Portman's fellow actresses also chimed in with Mindy Kaling tweeting: 'Yas Natalie Get Em Girl'.

Natalie showed up to the globes - with America Ferrera, who is pregnant with her first child - in all black, much like the majority of stars who hit the red carpet in support of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements.

Natalie Portman and Ron Howard speak onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

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