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! To introduce Barbra Streisand, who was presenting the award for Best Picture, the announcer made sure to emphasize that she was the only woman to have ever won a Golden Globe for Best Director. Let's just say we're already sketching out a Renaissance painting in this moment's honor.
Oh, the best director victor, by the way, was Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.
After all, when the nominees were first announced, this was one category that was called out for failing to recognise the efforts of female directors and directors of colour.
Many celebs and fans took to Twitter to praise Portman for savaging the awards, where winners' speeches were dominated by the call for equality.
In my humble opinion, I was very disappointed that director Dee Rees and her powerful film @mudboundmovie wasn't even nominated.
She talked both about her experience as a little girl watching Sidney Poitier win an Academy Award in 1964, and about women speaking truth-a prevalent theme last night given all that's happened in Hollywood the last few months. "The three highest-grossing films a year ago were all carried by women".