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Natalie Portman calls out all-male director lineup on Golden Globes stage

Natalie Portman calls out all-male director lineup on Golden Globes stage

Portman, who has been a vocal supporter of the Time's Up initiative, a legal defence fund for victims of sexual assault and harassment, was not having it and made it known.

When Natalie Portman and [name] presented Guillermo del Toro with the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director, Natalie couldn't resist giving everyone in a quick reminder just who was missing from the category at large.

Despite the fact that serious Oscar contenders Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and Dee Rees (Mudbound) were eligible, the Hollywood Foreign Press Associated cited Martin McDonagh, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, and the victor, Guillermo del Toro, in the category.

Natalie Portman Ron Howard 2018 Golden Globes
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Steven Spielberg has a few female nominee suggestions for the Academy to consider for Best Director at this year's Oscars.

"There's also a watershed happening right now, slowly, maybe not fast enough, for women directors", he told Entertainment Tonight at Tuesday's National Board of Review Awards.

When Barbra Streisand presented the award for best motion picture, drama, she was introduced as the only woman to win best director at the Golden Globes. We have some unbelievable women that have come forward, you know Mudbound and Lady Bird. Some 16 years ago, The Hours and Chicago were the last pair to achieve the feat. "We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for Best Director. There are so many films out there that are so good directed by women".

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