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Portman takes a jibe at 'all-male' director category — Globes

Portman takes a jibe at 'all-male' director category — Globes

Natalie Portman and Ron Howard followed Oprah Winfrey's passionate Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech, which focused heavily on gender and racial equality, by announcing the victor for best motion picture director at Sunday night's Golden Globes.

He mentioned Dee Rees' "Mudbound", Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird", and Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" as "terrific" films.

Only one woman has ever won in the category is Barbra Streisand, for "Yentl" in 1984.

Spielberg, who was also nominated in the category for his newspaper drama "The Post", predicted that women directors will do better at the Oscars.

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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.

Portman took the stage here on Sunday with actor-filmmaker Ron Howard to present the award. "And here are the all MALE nominees", she quipped, to knowing laughter. "Preach!" Evan Rachel Wood wrote, "And Natalie Portman is my f****** Hero!"

Gina Rodriguez said, "Natalie Portman dropping the truth like #TimesUp" Sarah Silver tweeted, "Oh shit Portman for the win!"

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.


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